On Buying New Running Shoes
So I’ll soon be in the market for a new pair of running shoes.
I bought the pair above in January and though I can’t “feel” they’re worn out yet, the ripped seams and worn-through heels are starting to show the telltale signs of half-marathon training and my over-use of concrete trails (oops—maybe that’s why my knees hate me?). I’ve started window-shopping for a new pair, but as always, the options are overwhelming.
Though everyone I know runs in Asics, Brooks and New Balance, I almost always choose Nike. I use insoles because I have high arches and narrow feet, and the shoes they feel best in are almost always Nikes. I trust the brand and the shoes always seem to last a decent number of miles. But I have an open mind! I know Asics and Brooks are great running brands. I just haven’t found a pair I love yet.
Anybody have any great experiences with any other brands? Mizuno? Reebok? I’ve never tried either before, but these look kind of awesome.
I want to try something else, but I don’t know if I can turn away from my trusty Nikes. Like I said—I may be decisive when it comes to other things, but shoes are something I could debate on for hours. We’ll see what I end up choosing. Recommendations are appreciated!
In other news, here’s a video on how to blow the perfect snot rocket (or, as we called it in cross country, farmer’s blow) while running. Gross? Totally. But when you’re on mile 8 and you can’t breathe, all shame dissipates.
On another note…
My Banana Nutella Oatmeal was featured as one of DailyBuzz Healthy Living’s Top 9 posts yesterday! Kind of funny as I even said in the post I didn’t consider it a “recipe,” but I should have known that anything with Nutella in it probably gets a second glance from the DB team. Thanks, guys!
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