Save Mother Earth one run at a time with the eco-friendly Brooks Green Silence running shoe. Brooks has combined its desire to create a dynamic minimalist shoe with the need to reduce our carbon footprint one discarded racing flat at a time.
The Green Silence is created using 75% recycled materials, and includes many other earth-friendly components including packaging made with 100% recycled products.
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This ultra-lightweight (6 ounces!) performance shoe is ideally designed for neutral pronators, and packs a lot of punch into its sleek, environmentally-conscious design.
You’re probably asking yourself the same thing I did when I first came across this shoe: “So how exactly do you make an eco-friendly shoe?” Well, the Green Silence is designed with a biodegradable collar, and an insole made with Brook’s patented BioMoGo technology.
BioMoGo uses pellets of all-natural, non-toxic compound that are compressed and combined with an ingredient that allows anaerobic microbes to speed up its biodegradation process. This allows the Green Silence to break down about 50 times faster than your normal trainers after they make it to a landfill.
Additionally, Brooks uses only soy-based inks and colorants, and 100% non-toxic water-based adhesives. For the outsole, Brooks uses recycled rubber that provides great traction and grip on a variety of terrains.
The synthetic overlays and suede material used on the upper offer enhanced support and breathability, and are made with low-VOC materials, which are less harmful to Mother Nature.
Brooks pays a lot of attention to making this shoe eco-friendly, but does not overlook comfort. Though the Green Silence is a lightweight performance flat, it does feature ample cushioning in the polyester sock liner that also adds some support to the shoe’s foundation.
Is Brooks Green Silence The Best Running Shoe For Me?
Overall, most runners thought the Green Silence was extremely lightweight, and a great option for shorter distances. However, the general consensus was that they didn’t offer the support needed for longer distances, such as a full marathon.
Also, this shoe is best used as a racing flat, and doesn’t offer enough stability to be ideal for training. However, if you are looking for a minimalist shoe to suit your training needs, you might want to check out the Ecco Biom.
Many runners also commented that the sole was less cushioned than several other minimalist options, so don’t expect a plush ride. However, the Green Silence does have a bigger toebox than some of its competitors, making it a good option for runners who need a little more room in the forefoot.
All in all, the Green Silence seems like a dream come true to the eco-conscious runner looking to transition into a more barefoot running style. It’s a pioneer in the Green Movement in the running community, and proves that you can produce an environmentally friendly shoe without compromising comfort.
Save your planet and run happy in a pair of Brooks Green Silence.
RunPals Rated: Brooks Green Silence
(4.5 out of 5)