Tuesday, July 5, 2011

OnlineShoes.com Brooks Shoe Giveaway!!

I can be honest. I started running for one reason only: Look good naked Because it didn’t require a lot of “gear”. Just a pair of shoes, some old basketball shorts and you were off and running. Of course, as I’ve spiraled through the various levels of running addition (current level: even my pee smells like Gatorade) I’ve collected all sorts of running gear. But, one thing that remains constant? Shoes and Shorts. Without those you can’t even toe the line.

Fortunately, websites like OnlineShoes.com have stepped in to fill the gap for people like me who (when they are not running) have a keyboard attached to their fingers. As you might expect, they are an online store. . . . .that sells shoes. . . . and clothing. . . . . and about everything else that you’d need to run. Simple! The thing I like about shopping online is that I can do it while at work compare shoes side by side based on weight, look, etc.  It seems that a lot of my local running stores don't have all of the shoes that I'd like to see in stock anyway so I have started to gravitate towards buying online more and more.

OnlineShoes.com has all of the best brands for running shoes – including one of my favorites: Brooks.  While I have a number of brands of shoes in my normal rotation (Pearl Izumi, Saucony, etc), Brooks will always be my standby for reliable comfort. See also exhibit A. My current stash of boxes in my closet. See a trend?


Brooks were the first “run specific” shoes that I bought. (Shoes that I would wear for tempo runs, or races, or trail running)  I picked up a pair of Brooks Green Silence racing shoes (wow, which I just saw are on sale on OnlineShoes.com for 63 bucks!!) which can be seen in this 100% natural, non-staged, picture of me wrapping some Christmas presents.


To help spread the love and hopefully get someone kick started on their way towards running, OnlineShoes.com has offered to give one of my readers a FREE pair of Brooks Running shoes up to $100.

I know what you are thinking: “My roman god, chiseled body, blog host humble friend, what flaming hoops must I jump through to enter!?” Quite simply, there are no hoops, just some entries that will take seconds out of your day. Besides, by stopping on OnlineShoes.com you might actually SAVE money.

1.) Answer the question: “How would they use a new pair of Brooks Running shoes?” (Leave a comment for each)
2.) Follow my blog
3.)Follow OnlineShoes.com on Facebook
4.)Follow OnlineShoes.com Twitter

Leave a comment for each entry! Like I say for every contest, I don’t have those STUPID word verification deals so comments take 10 seconds. That is a total of 4 entries that should take a total of 40 seconds each. So, based on my wicked math skillz, unless you are Oprah or Bill Gates making $100 for 40 seconds worth of work is a pretty sweet deal. Each blog follower can enter up to 4 times. Each entry will be counted only by a comment on the blog giveaway post.

Contest will go until July 18th at midnight at which time I’ll draw a winner (on my 30th birthday – July 19th)!

OnlineShoes.com sponsored this contest as well as many others like it. But seriously, who reads the fine print? Shouldn't you be telling more friends to enter?

426 comments:

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SupermomE12 said...

Brooks are the only brand of running shoes I use. I LOVE them. :) So, I would use a new pair of Brooks to keep racking up the miles and hopefully to kick some butt in my upcoming races.

SupermomE12 said...

I follow your blog

SupermomE12 said...

I follow onlineshoes.com on facebook

SupermomE12 said...

I follow onlineshoes.com on twitter

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Platt said...

I would use them to train for my first race as an adult.

Platt said...

I am a follower.

Daniel Flahiff said...

Brooks are da #bombsauce! I'll be wearing my Cascadia 6s on the trail when I win!

Platt said...

I follow online shoes on twitter.

Daniel Flahiff said...

Officially following the blog now.

Platt said...

I follow online shoes on facebook.

Daniel Flahiff said...

Following Onlineshoes.com on Twitter

Daniel Flahiff said...

Following Onlineshoes.com on Facebook

abbi said...

I'd use them to try for my fall races!

abbi said...

I'm certainly a follower of your blog!

Kimberly said...

Post-baby comeback!

Kimberly said...

I follow your blog.

Kimberly said...

I like OS on FB

Kimberly said...

I follow OS on Twitter

Kandi said...

I'm training for my first marathon - 'nuff said.

Kandi said...

i follow your blog

Kandi said...

I follow onlineshoes.com on twitter.

Jamoosh said...

Brooks has nothing I desire so I respectfully decline.

That said, my birthday is on the 17th - meaning July is a good month for birthdays!

Razz said...

So I can fall in love with onlineshoes.com AND Brooks at the same time.

Razz said...

I've followed your blog for over 2 years.

Razz said...

Twitter follow

Razz said...

facebook follow

51feetunder said...

I need a new pair of marathon shoes as I am almost done toasting my Glycerines. Launch or Green Silence....hmmm...

51feetunder said...

Oh, and I follow your blog too

Ros said...

I follow your blog

Elisabeth said...

i would use a new pair of brooks running shoes to train for the Goofy Challenge! =)

Nobel4Lit said...

I follow your blog.

Elisabeth said...

i follow your blog =)

Elisabeth said...

i follow online shoes on facebook =)

Sheina T. said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Brooks running shoes! Only brand of shoes I wear!

And... it was my first pair of real running shoes : )

Elisabeth said...

i follow onlineshoes on twitter =)

Sheina T. said...

Of course I follow your blog!! Love it!

Sheina T. said...

I "liked" Onlineshoes.com on FB.

Nobel4Lit said...

I tried a pair of Brooks before, and it didn't work too well because they were heavy motion-control shoes. Now that I have rebelled against my shoe evaluations and am going with stability or stability+, I'd love to give them another go.

Sheina T. said...

I follow @onlineshoes on twitter.

Ros said...

I'd use them to help me run better. I'm trying to switch to forefoot strike so I'd get a more minimal pair to help with that

Ros said...

I follow online shoes on twitter

WannabeRunner said...

I'd use the to help me get my sub 3:00 on my next half marathon!

WannabeRunner said...

Following your blog!

WannabeRunner said...

Liked them on FB :)

WannabeRunner said...

aaaand following on twitter!

Brian said...

I would use them as race shoes.

I've got my long, slow, distance (aka "everyday") shoes in the Adidas Supernova Sequence, but I would love to something lighter to use for 5Ks or speedwork.

Lesley @ racingitoff.com said...

I would use them to run a 2 hr half marathon in January... duh!

Lesley @ racingitoff.com said...

I follow.

Lesley @ racingitoff.com said...

I like them on facebook already!

Brian said...

I already follow your blog, too.

Lesley @ racingitoff.com said...

And I follow them on twitter!

Runners Fuel said...

Follower!!

Runners Fuel said...

Liked them on fb

Runners Fuel said...

I would use the shoes to train for my 3rd half marathon (in October)!

girlevolving.com said...

AH! I LOVE Brooks. I swear by Brooks Adrenaline - have for 6 years now!

girlevolving.com said...

I'm a follower!

Chad said...

I would wear the free shoes to work and people would make fun of me for having YET ANOTHER pair of shoes. I probably would run a little.

Chad said...

I follow your blog

Lisa said...

i'm already a follower

Danielle said...

Coming out of lurkdom to enter this! I would use the shoes to train for my second half marathon - hoping to be able to run the whole thing instead of "wog" it this time! :)

Lisa said...

i would use them for trail running (i would get the cascadia trail running shoes if i won)

Danielle said...

I've been a lurking follower on your blog for quite some time now!

Danielle said...

I now follow online shoes on Twitter

ltlindian said...

follower!

ltlindian said...

I already like onlinelineshoes.com on FB!

ltlindian said...

I would use a new a pair of shoes to help me train for my first 1/2 marathon. (which I didn't just say in my out loud voice, because I'm still trying to decide on that....)

ltlindian said...

I don't tweet so I'll have to settle for 3 entries..... can I post on my blog for an extra entry?? ;)

Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

I would use them for training

Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

I like them on FB

Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

and now I follow you!

dclugston said...

I love Brooks shoes for races

dclugston said...

I follow your blog

dclugston said...

I like online shoes on BB

dclugston said...

I follow online shoes on Twitter

Running Moose said...

Hmmmmm...which shoes would I get...I have a pair of Green Silence that I love, but I could always use another; I would love a pair of Cascadia, or Mach 13 Spikeless or Racer ST5 or T7 Racer or...I just don't know!

Running Moose said...

I follow your blog

Running Moose said...

I follow OnlineShoes on Twitter

Running Moose said...

And I follow them on FB!!

McV said...

I would use my new pair of Brooks Adrenaline (11th edition) for frolicking through the streets and trotting here, there and everywhere. I would order them in purple in case you were wondering.

McV said...

And I'm following your blog now.

ratherbeswimming said...

I follow your blog :)
-Elaine

ratherbeswimming said...

I follow OnlineShoes on twitter
-Elaine

Robyn said...

Following your blog

ratherbeswimming said...

If I won, I'd have to decide between my first pair of racing shoes or another pair of Ghosts to get me through training for my first marathon!
-Elaine

Robyn said...

I would use them to train for my first marathon in October, to be run with my sister and mom -- their first marathon, too!

Robyn said...

Following on Facebook

krystyna47 said...

I've actually only ever used Saucony running shoes so... I guess I'd love these Brooks shoes to see if I can still run while *GASPPPP* not wearing Sauconys!!!!

krystyna47 said...

I am a follower of your blog

SLB said...

My new Brooks shoes will be used to run Chicago Marathon 2011.

SLB said...

Yep, I follow your blog.

SLB said...

Yep, I follow OnlineShoes on FB.

SLB said...

Yep, I follow OnlineShoes on Twitter.

Crystal said...

I would so totally use these new shoes to get back at San Antonio RnR in Nov 2011... would love to get some revenge on that course!

Crystal said...

I am a follower

Crystal said...

like them on fb

Crystal said...

follow them on twitter

Scallywag said...

1. I only currently have one all rounder pair of shoes, no racing ones and no track ones :(

I would therefore love a pair, as I am a running keeno.

Scallywag said...

2. Im already a follower of your blog!

Scallywag said...

3. I have followed them on facebook!

juanitagf said...

First and foremost, I would use the shoes to continue to look good naked. Secondly, I am pushing for a big PR in my fall half. New shoes would give me a step up for that!

juanitagf said...

I follow you

juanitagf said...

I like Online Shoes on Facebook

juanitagf said...

I follow Online Shoes on Twitter.

Running Down a Dream said...

I follow your blog!

Anonymous said...

Just got a treadmill for my birthday, so now I need the shoes!

Running Down a Dream said...

My current running shoes have about 400 miles on them, so I am in the market for a new pair of Brooks!

Sanity and Sweet Tea said...

Brooks are the only shoes I run in, so for me, a new pair to begin my 1/2 marathon training in would be lovely!

Sanity and Sweet Tea said...

I follow your blog!

Sanity and Sweet Tea said...

I like Onlineshoes on facebook!

Sanity and Sweet Tea said...

I follow Onlineshoes on Twitter!

LB said...

currently in LOVE with the green silences, but feel like i need a tad more cushion to train for my very first marathon!!!!

LB said...

i follow you faithfully!

LB said...

like online shoes on facebook

LB said...

and follow them on twitter @myreasontorun

Lindsey said...

I'm a follower.

runnerwannabe said...

I would love a new pair of shoes. I'm on my own quest to look good naked!

runnerwannabe said...

I follow your blog

runnerwannabe said...

I already like online shoes on FB, but I don't have a twitter account.

Lindsey said...

I would just a pair of new Brooks shoes to hold my front door open. The kids coats hang right behind the door and they always make it go half-way closed and it bugs me.

(Ok, maybe the box would work for that. But I need a new pair of Adrenalines.)

Lindsey said...

I follow online shoes on FB.

Lindsey said...

And now I follow them on twitter!

Karen said...

I would use them to train for a half marathon.

Karen said...

I like online shoes on fb.

Karen said...

I follow you, of course.

Katie said...

I've never had Brooks, but I need a new pair of running shoes after running Grandma's Marathon this summer. I have some 5k and 10k PRs to set!

Katie said...

I follow your blog, so pick me, please!

Caroline said...

I have over 500 miles on my shoes, need new ones for next 2 HM so that is what i would use them for

Caroline said...

I follow your blog

Caroline said...

I like them on FB

Caroline said...

I follow them on twitter

siilenti said...

I want to start running to get in shape, and my poor college self can't afford a decent pair of shoes!

siilenti said...

Im a GFC follower

Molly @ the F-spot said...

I'm a blog follower!

Still Running said...

I love my Brooks Glycerins. I'm even ready to branch out to other models. Planning to erase the shame of a craptastic Acura 10 miler 2010 with a super excellent Brooks charged Acura 10 miler 2011 in August.

Still Running said...

I'm a follower!

Molly @ the F-spot said...

I am training for a Half Ironman on July 30 (my second) and gearing up for Ironman Canada 2012. In all my training over the years, I still haven't found a pair of running shoes I absolutely love. I haven't tried Brooks, though so many people rave about them. Hope I win!! :-)

Pam said...

I would use the Brooks shoes for whatever my coach tells me to do with them.

Pam said...

I follow your blog. Of course.

Pam said...

I follow them on FB.

Karna said...

I would use a new pair of Brooks for trail runs

Karna said...

I follow your blog

Quix said...

I'm going to need some extra mojo to go back to back weekend racing in Oct (sprint tri one weekend, half marathon the next), so some super awesome new shoes would help! :)

XLMIC said...

Can I squat on Jamoosh's comment of decline and get a fifth entry... especially since I called it first?

XLMIC said...

I follow your blog like a stinky cloud.

DLW said...

So for your 30th birthday you will be giving me a new pair of Brooks, sweet!! Well I can hope anyway! I'd use them to train for a second marathon.

DLW said...

Am a follower.. :)

DLW said...

Liked OLS on FB.

XLMIC said...

I would use my new brooks running shoes to RUN in... DUH... and then when I was done running, I might just tie the laces together and throw them up over the power lines.

XLMIC said...

Now following OnlineShoes.com on FB.

XLMIC said...

Now following OnlineShoes.com on Twitter.

XLMIC said...

To increase your popularity and decrease my chances of winning (cuz this doesn't count as an entry) I will be putting this on my blog sidebar.

Blaine said...

How would I use a new pair of shoes? Hmm..I could maybe go hiking? Nope. Biking? Nope. Running? YES! I would use them to go running, running, running..maybe even PR in something.

Blaine said...

I am a faithful follower of your blog...

Blaine said...

I follow them on FB

Shelly said...

Ok, so I'd run in the Brooks shoes. Obvious? Yes, but truthful.

Shelly said...

I follow your blog.

Shelly said...

I like OnlineShoes on FB.

Shelly said...

If I had a Twitter account, I'd follow their tweets there too!

Alanna said...

I'd happily find some trails and get them dirty. By running in them, not just chucking them in a puddle.

Alanna said...

I follow. And I put it up on my sidebar for good measure.

Maggie said...

I would use the brooks (love them!!) to run the RiverCity Roots Festival run in August. 'Cause Beer and Brooks go together.

Maggie said...

I follow your blog!

Maggie said...

I follow onlineshoes on FB

JenniferL said...

I would love a pair of new running shoes to train for a 10K. The most I've done is 7K, so I think that would be an awesome goal for the fall!
(Happy birthday to us!)

Maggie said...

I follow onlineshoes on Twitter

Detroit Runner(Jeff) said...

I use a new pair of shoes and break them in for my next marathon in October!

Detroit Runner(Jeff) said...

I'm a follower

Detroit Runner(Jeff) said...

I already like Onlineshoes.com on facebook!

Run with Jess said...

I follow your blog.

Run with Jess said...

I like Onlineshoes.com on facebook!

Run with Jess said...

I follow onlineshoes.com on twitter

Run with Jess said...

I'll use them to run my fall half!

runningonwords said...

My Trances are about to die, so I'd get a new pair and use them for training and my September half marathon.

runningonwords said...

I follow your blog.

Rad Runner said...

Der I follow, always have always will OG

Rad Runner said...

I ran in my 1st pair of Brooks this weekend ACTUALLY, (i borrowed my lil sis's shoes for a run) they were pretty DANG DARN TOOTIN comfy, not to light but good god, it felt like a treat!

BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

i would use them for redemption at Chicago!

BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

I follow!

BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

I like onlineshoes.com on FB

BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

I liked them on twitter as well.

cryincrawdaddy said...

I would use a new pair of brooks on my feet, to run and kick ass...also to make my friends jealous. I am following your blog and also the fb and the twitter...

Courtney said...

I will use them as I start to build my running base back up

Courtney said...

I'm a follower

Courtney said...

I like online shoes on facebook

Courtney said...

I follow online shoes on twitter

ajh said...

I already use Brooks and would have a new pair for my half marathon.

ajh said...

I am a follower.

pthomas said...

I would use the Brooks running shoes to.... you guessed it.... RUN! :) I currently have a pair of Brooks Defyance and desperately need a new pair!

pthomas said...

I am a follower of your blog.

pthomas said...

I am a fan of OnlineShoes.com on Facebook.

Ironmom (Julie) said...

Not only do I use Brooks, but I've been told at the running store that with my weird feet, they're the ONLY kind of shoes I can wear. I'd use a free pair to conquer my second marathon.

Ironmom (Julie) said...

I am a follower!

Ironmom (Julie) said...

And I'm now following them on Twitter. Thanks for the contest!

J said...

Wow! Lots of comments! Seems like everyone loves Brooks! I really need a new pair of brooks - my Ghost 3s are getting up there in mileage. I would totally use them to race XC in August and September!

J said...

I am a follower!

SlimKatie @ Runs for Cookies said...

I would use the shoes to run in, of course! ;)

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