This is my current collection of shoes:
But I haven’t bought any new shoes since Oct-Nov. I usually alternate my pink/white Brooks Adrenaline (long runs & races) and my blue/white Mizuno Sayonara (short runs). My previous favs, the purple/white Brooks Adrenaline & yellow/white Saucony Guide are very worn. The others in the pic are usually just worn for walking.
So I think it is time for new shoes.
I went to FleetFeet and tried on quite a few.
They all felt good. I was tempted to get an Adidas pair but I didn’t want black & pink (how shallow!). I could have gotten an pair of Brooks Adrenaline in a different color but the store clerk convinced me to try a light shoe.
I ended up buying these:
Here’s what they about them:
The evolution of the 870 series continues to deliver the fastness of Revlite and security of the foot during every day runs. Intelligent geometries of the 870V3 allow for a stable footprint with flexibility, torsional stability and a mild post at midstance. Enhanced features such as Tbeam, aid in the stability quotient of a surprisingly light and flexible shoe.
A larger Abzorb crash pad extends from the heel into the midfoot area, ensuring shock absorption for a variety of foot strikes. When transitioning into midstance, the runner is met with ground contact as well as TBeam technology for increased torsional stability and arch support. Dynamic midsole shapes not only create a beautiful sidewall design, but lend themselves to the inherent stability of the shoe.
The 870v3 upper is constructed of a secure, breathable mono mesh and thin film overlays to lock the foot in place and ensure any slight movement is controlled. Dynamic material choices and construction are complimented a range of bold, inspiring colorways. Grounded in performance – the 870v3 is the ideal shoe for runners in need of mild support seeking an exciting, REVlite experience.
You’ll notice that there are no New Balance shoes in my photo. I was hesitant & I will probably still use my Brooks for long training runs.
I ran in them yesterday and they felt fine. My run was the worst. I could hardly pick my feet up, I was so tired. I planned on 4 miles and barely made it to 3. I can’t blame the shoes. They are lighter than my Brooks. I haven’t been running or playing tennis a lot so I am not sure why? Maybe the heat & humidity??
My real test will be tomorrow in my 5K race.
Happy Running! Do you replace your running shoes frequently? Do you rotate your shoes or wear just one pair until they wear out? Does color matter?