Retro Ad From 1977, The Brooks Varus Wedge System

“Brooks Announces NEW VARUS WEDGE and SOFT SUPPORT SYSTEM”

Some of the earliest running shoes with actual pronation control are featured in this rather old ad.

Brooks Varus Wedge system circa 1977

Brooks Varus Wedge system circa 1977

The Vantage, Vanguard, and Victor all featured the varus wedge system. It’s amazing to see to full foot contact philosophy returning to running after so long!

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