I got new shoes.
Like, running shoes. [There go the people who thought this was a fashion post.]
We had quite a bit of dough in Dick's
We hit up DSG and I tried quite a few pairs on. I knew I didn't want anything with intense foot support - I am used to light shoes that let my foot flex and do its thing, so I didn't want to end up in something restrictive.
|These are different shoes, and despite liking the look of the white ones, I went with the ones on the right because they had a more relaxed fit.|
You know, cuz paleo grok wouldn't have had shoes or nuthin'
So, I ended up leaving with a pair of Asics that were very low support. They seemed great and I was extremely excited about the look and color(s) of the shoe.
|What was I thinking? I don't wear pink!|
But then, later that night, I tried them back on with my most recent pair of socks and I. HATED. THEM. They felt tight, kiddish, whatever.
And I immediately went online and looked up my old pair of Montrail Bajadas.
When I first got into Montrails, I was a Treadmill Terry. I watched TV on the treadmill in Chicago and didn't really stray from that. Now, I am running all around Grand Rapids.
So, I feel like I've finally earned them. Their description as being tried and true for the streets and trails? It finally rings true.
And now they're mine.
|First day out, I ended up on sand. Now that's a fabulous thing for trail shoes!|
These retail at $109, but by ordering them on Amazon prime in a less popular color (gray instead of the orange I had last time), I cut the cost down to $69. Which is the same price as the shoes I bought at Dick's Sporting Goods and later returns. So, it was even steven!
LESSON LEARNED: Stop going to stores to find new shoes. Stick with what you've got and keep ordering more.
WHAT ABOUT YOU?
- What are you running in?
- Where do you get your running shoes?