Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Gotta get some new shoes

Howdy Running Mommies: Hot days in Texas are not really an excuse not to run. My problem is I cannot get the gumption up to get some new running shoes. I used to be fanatical about having two pairs of shoes going equally used and knew when I bought them. Then something weird happened. My 10 year old can wear my shoes and took two pairs of them after getting his muddy and ruined. I was in severe shock and disbelief and after a thorough tongue lashing he probably will not do that again, but then my 14 year old started running track and needed good running shoes. I took her to the nearest great running store and bought my usual brand and realized the budget is tight for these and I've been runnign in one pair longer than I should. In all of that chaos I bought some Brooks shoes -- they are ok, but now my perfect fit and I need to go to back issues of Runners World and my purchase history on Road Runner sports and figure out what my aging feet, knees, and legs need. I'm a terrible shopper -- hate it. Hate to try on shoes. This is pure misery, but worse is not getting in enough runs because I know my shoes are too old and need to be replaced. Maybe tomorrow.......

3 comments:

melati said...

first time visit

runningfor3 said...

My 2 cents are to try Mizunos. I was a faithful Nike Pegasus customer for a long time, then Asics Cumulus, but now Mizuno is my shoe. I buy all my running shoes from Road Runner Sports. Even with the occasional return, I've had better results using their Shoe Finder than listening to the high school track star trying to sell me the wrong shoe at a neighborhood running store. And you can get a great deal.

Trice said...

I also do roadrunner until they discontinue my shoes and I need to really feel them. I wore Mizunos for about 3 yrs and then they discontinued the ones I wearing and I jumped back to my old standyby NB. Nike are too narrow for my very wide flat feet. I just needed to get my butt moving and to the store or online. :)