Someone asked me how my blog and newspaper column came to be titled "Bleachers Brew". It's like this, it's an amalgam of sorts of two things: The bleachers area in the stadium/arena where I used to sit when I would watch baseball, football, and basketball games and Miles Davis' great jazz album Bitches Brew. That's how it got culled together. I originally planned on calling it "The View from the Big Chair" that is a nod to Tears For Fear's second album, Songs from the Big Chair. So there.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

New kicks

I love this tennis shoe for its superb cushioning. It's slightly lighter than the Barricade but it still fits my feet snuggly while giving it some room to breathe. The traction is fantastic especially for hard court surfaces. And like the Tirand which I truly love as a shoe, it doesn't stick when you need to make sudden stops and quick turns. There's another variant -- the Barricade adilibria that has perforated holes that allow your feet to breathe. What I love about the Barricade, Tirand, and the Response is that my feet don't feel boxed in and never at the cost of keeping you free from ankle injuries.

I wore my Tirand a lot in Singapore where I did a lot of walking and touring and it was perfect. When you're traveling it's important to wear shoes that are not only comfortable but will provide a lot of cushioning for your feet when walking. I'm perfectly happy with it that I intend to purchase a second pair.

Does the Tirand and Response hold up for walking or jogging? Yes, they do.

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