I have researched what my next pair of running shoes would be for the past couple of weeks and had a good list of shoes that I thought would meet my needs very well. Which I discussed in my Narrowed the Choices Down to 5 Running Shoes post. Sometimes you have to throw your plan out the window and go with Plan B, that is what happened to me.
During my recovery run down-back yesterday, my left heel started to get a blister from the hole in my of Saucony Peregrines, it was more a question of when, not if I would get a blister.
I knew this day was going to come, it is the bane of most runners – my current running shoes are wearing out. We know that when we buy running shoes that they have a limited life expectancy. When our primary shoes have 200-300 miles on them, we usually need to start to thinking about what our next shoe is going to be. My SauconyPeregrines reached that mark a few weeks ago and unfortunately I had to start to think about new shoes then.
I have researched many shoes over the past few weeks, thought about what I want/need in a shoe – a lot, looked multiple shoe company and running store sites, blogs and reviews about different running shoes. Based on everything that I have learned while doing this research, I have come up with the following list of 5 Running Shoes that seem to meet my requirements for running this spring, summer and hopefully into the fall. Continue reading →
I get to see all the new running shoes styles up close and personal. Instead of just reading reviews from other blogs, manufacturers websites, advertisements, magazines and other online review of those shoes. New shoes also tend to reinvigorate me to run more.
I hate it because
it usually takes me so damn long to try on 15-20 pair of shoes, 4-5 different stores and taking up half a day, just to figure out which pair of shoes I am actually going to put my money down on. An apt expression, because when you buy a new pair of shoes, you are gambling that the shoes you buy will work for you and in today’s market – almost $100 for a pair of running shoes is a healthy wager on a fixed income. Continue reading →