Monday, January 20, 2014

Ode to a shoe

It's official, I've cheated on my original shoe.  The ones that I have loved since I first got fitted.  What's even worse?  I am totally smitten with the new ones. 

I'll take it back a little bit, when I first got fitted, it came down to two shoes.  The ones I bought and one other pair.  The other pair, I decided against, well because of the color combination.  Yes, I'm that shallow about my shoes.  So off I went with the originals.  I loved them.  They had everything I was looking for at the time. 

Last spring/summer when I started hearing about Mizuno Wave Sayonara.  They seemed similar to what I had, and I read nothing but positive reviews on the.  As a matter of fact, I almost bought them when I got my replacement shoes in the summer.  I ended up not buying them because I didn't go to a store that I could try them on, I ended up going to more of a retail outlet for convenience. So I just stayed with what I knew. 

I found them recently online at Running Warehouse and the deal was too good to pass up so I finally caved and bought them.   I had never bought anything from Running Warehouse but between the two day free shipping and the 90 day guarantee, I felt like it was a good risk.   I am so glad I did.

Now granted we are still in the early courtship phase.  I've worn them for a 5k on a treadmill and a 10k on the path.  They were so comfy on both terrains.  I feel like they are roomier for me in the toe area and the cushioning is just out of this world.  I love how light they feel too.

Normally, after my long'ish runs I can't wait to get home and take my shoes off and stretch my feet out.  I got home and didn't want to take these off.  That was a big test for me.  I am amazed at how much different, my feet and my legs feel in the new shoes. 

Maybe I've finally found "my" shoe, or maybe I'll find something else down the line that I fall in love with as well.  But for now, I just now that these shoes are pretty and functional and comfy.  Because they feel so good on they make me want to run more.  Running more = happier Suzanne. 

Have you ever bought anything from Running Warehouse?  Have you stayed with one brand since you've been running or have you switched around between brands/styles as you go?