Saturday, November 10, 2012

Happy Birthday to Me!

Today was the day, i went to go shopping for my new running shoes. I was armed with what i thought i knew about what kind of runner I am and what kind of shoes i thought i wanted. But after discussing with my husband I finally bit the bullet and made the trek to my closest Fleet Feet to get fitted for new shoes.

It was not nearly as awkward as I anticipated, it was actually in and out fairly quickly as well.

Here's what I learned..I have narrow boat feet with a high arch. Most of that was not new to me. I was surprised that my foot was considered narrow but I guess I haven't really done much comparison. I also learned that I was a mild overpronator. Again not terribly surprising, I knew that was the case but it was not as bad as I thought. Also, I gotta admit it was kind of a cool to see the "mechanics" of how I run. No shoes, no socks...just naked feet and rolled up jeans. Amazing actually.

It ended up being between three pairs of shoes. The Mizuno Wave Elixir 7 , the Brooks Ravenna and the Brooks Pure Cadence. I narrowed it down to the Mizuno (super light and very cushy but a little adverse to the color) and the Pure Cadence, also super light and amazingly cushy and a great color combo. They also were on my short list.

So in the end I went with the Pure Cadence. Can't wait to actually start running in them.

So without further adieu...may I introduce you to my new shoe loves.