Will Brooks Switch To Prime Running Vest Again?
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Today, Penang Bridge International Marathon 2019 (PBIM 2019) displayed their running vest designs by Brooks for men & women (see photos below).
The Old Switcheroo
After Cyberjaya Twincity Marathon switch of brands from Brooks to Prime, runners are wondering if the same fate will befall PBIM 2019 participants.
Although, organisers reserve the right to make minor adjustments to the final event Tee designs, what made the previous Twincity Marathon switching of vest brand so ominous was that the announcement was made by Twincity Marathon organisers only 10 days before race day!
In Their Prime
Runners have always supported the running brand Brooks because Brooks is the pioneer major running apparel sponsor for Malaysian mass participation runs. Runners have virtually grown to trust and love the Brooks brand.
However, due to price-cutting by their local brand competitors, Brooks have seen their market share shrink significantly.
To compete against the cheaper local running attire brands, Paragon Vest S/B – the Malaysian sole distributor of Brooks – have decided to create this new brand Prime.
Which Is Superior?
I have never owned a Prime running vest, so I cannot gauge its quality. However, I believe that Paragon Vest is promoting Brooks brand to a higher end market compared to the more competitively priced Prime goods.
Are You Sure?
At the time of publishing this article, there has been no guarantees or assurances given by either PBIM 2019 Committee or by Paragon Vest S/B that the final official running vest will indeed be the stated Brooks brand.
In The Pink
On a funny note, I noticed one female netizen who commented, “Why the women vest colour must always be pink or purple like there’s no other colour that women can wear!”…
OFFICIAL PBIM 2019 VESTS DESIGN
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