Thursdays are for thinking… so I am linking up with Running With Spoons…
So here’s what I’m thinking…
Why do I have so many Running Shoes.?????
It’s no secret that I have crappy feet. No other part of my body hurts – not my calves, not my quads, not my hamstrings, not my knees, not my IT band, etc. JUST MY FEET.
I have pain on the sides, on the bottom,… I get blisters. My achilles gets tight. I have bunions.
I’ll use my feet as an excuse to buy new running shoes often.
Here are my latest pair – Nikes. The verdict is still out but I think that will probably keep them for short races and short runs.
The reason for the purchase was the blisters and foot pain from Saturday’s race.
These were Mizuno Inspires that I wore for my last half and that I got on sale.
So far, my most comfortable shoes to date are these Hokas.
They are wide and have lots of cushion and so far, my feet don’t hurt when I run in them.
But look at the bottom after 100 miles or so. The midsole is very worn as well.
Warning.. I will probably buy another pair for my long and recovery runs and half marathon. The Hokas are great for problem feet like mine.
(But they are clunky and I have a hard time getting any speed in them…hence the other pair of running shoes needed.)
These are my most recent purchases. In the past year, I have run in many different pairs of Mizunos.
Then there are some others that I may have gotten on sale and are still in my closet from past years.
So do I have a problem?
I need to have comfortable shoes. Shoes that look good are a plus. Shoes that match my outfits a even bigger perk.