After a semi-unsuccessful run this morning I decided it was time to splurge a little and buy some new running shoes. I strike really hard on my heels so my shoes get worn down quick and it causes pain in my ankles/feet. And I can’t afford an injury right now. Literally, co-pays add up!
I got that shirt for free at a concert a few weeks ago. The people from WITR were really nice and didn’t seem too annoyed that I asked a lot of questions and took all of their free stuff.
I currently run in Nike Free Run 2.0 – According to almost everything I’ve read and heard, these are not necessarily the best running shoes or “most professional” shoes, but I really like them.
First I went to Fleet Feet to get measured and see what they had. I didn’t leave with sneakers but I did get some goodies.
I ended up back in Brockport at Olympia Sports. I like them because even though the sales associates don’t always know about running, or have the right answer- they won’t make one up, they will flat out tell you that they don’t know, I appreciate that. The guy today was exceptionally nice to me. He let me try on pretty much ever pair of shoes they had and was patient the entire time. I spent about 1.5 hrs there and never once felt like I was being pressured or pushed to make a decision and get out.
I like them because I have fat toes and these are really wide in front. They are also super light and flexible. I feel like I’m running on air!
And the guy twisted my arm into buying some comfy insoles to help my obnoxiously high arches.
So at the end of the day, I got some good
deals products and I’m pretty pleased with myself.
Do you use gels when running? Are any flavors better than orange?
What kind of shoes do you run in?