Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Sneakers

I'm back! I know you missed me during my little 'break' but no worries, I'm here.

I had a great time with my Mom. We literally walked all over the city - from the UES down through mid-town and to the East Village. Then around Brooklyn, the LES, SoHo, Greenwich Village, and around Union Square. We definitely covered a lot of ground! Unfortunately, I started feeling a bit under the weather yesterday afternoon and I'm still not feeling so great. I hope my Mom doesn't get sick!

So, I got a new pair of running shoes over the weekend. I've been wearing the ones I had for the marathon and it's about time that I got a new pair for the half-marathon coming up. The standard train of thought is that shoes should be replaced every 300-500 miles. Yeah, that's a wide range of miles, but it depends on your intensity and how you run (and wear out the shoes). It's definitely time for me to get a new pair.

When I started running I found that Nike shoes just weren't for me. No matter how many styles I try, they always rubbed my feet in the wrong places and caused blisters. Obviously that wasn't going to work. I found that the Asics 21 series fit me the best and followed them through a few variations. Last year, just before the marathon I switched to Kayano-15's and found that they fit really well and didn't require any breaking in time. Now that I'm wearing orthodics, my podiatrist said I didn't need shoes with that much support, so he suggested either the cumulus or nimbus models. Well, I stopped by my local Super Runner's Shop on Sunday. Unfortunately they only carry the Gel-Nimbus 11 since they have 'other models similar to the Cumulus' so I wasn't able to try both on to compare. I ended up taking the Gel-Nimbus with me but I'm going to hunt down the others to try and see what I think.

While there are some runners who prefer to run without any shoes at all, most of us just aren't ready (or willing) for that and shoes are extremely important to us. Do you have a favorite brand and/or model that you swear by? How long do you usually keep shoes around? Do you rotate between pairs while you're training? Tell us about your shoe adventures!

The Old
The New

13 comments:

Ms. Diva said...

I am a NIKE Air gal!!!

Jocelyn said...

Yeah for new running shoes! :) I am an Asics gal myself. I have your old shoes actually, the pink ones :)

Julie said...

I'm on my 5th pair of Asics 2120s. I tried the 2140s and don't really like them, so I actually found more 2120s on ebay! I'm sure they'll be impossible to find now, so I think I'll have to switch brands/style for my next pair.

Morgan said...

Love the new kicks girl! I am an Asics girl through and through. 2150's are my current love affair.

I'm glad you had a good weekend with the Momma!

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

I'm an Asics girl too! I just recently bought my third pair of the Gel-Kayano's and my second pair of the 15s (first pair were 14s) BUT they are giving me terrible shin splints and I don't know why since I LOVED my last two pairs. I'm hoping that they just need to be "broken in" and will stop bothering my leg soon!

J said...

i only wear Asics. I usually buy the mens asics too because I had trouble with womens last season. I also wear the Nimbus and love them! Maybe I will give the womens nimbus a try for my next pair!

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Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

I really do want to try running barefoot, or just more minimal. But i agree in teh past nike has never worked for me..right now I'm a mizuno girl

Molly said...

I've worn Ascis Gel GT's for the past five years, and just this moring bought a pair of Nike Zoom at Fleet Feet! So we'll see how it goes...

Robyn said...

I wear Nikes but more because it's what I'm used to than anything else. I've heard Asics are great though.

Ashley said...

i am wearing asics gel 1140 right now but i am going to a running store to get fitted on saturday! yay1 glad you had fun with your mom!

Maureen said...

I bounce around all the time! I'm getting in the Brooks Ghost 2 (I get to cheat though because I get a lot of free pairs from the vendors!)

Check out our Cumulus's. http://www.runningcompanyshoes.com/AsicsCumulus-11.html

If you don't like em just send em back! The biggest thing is that they will be lighter than the Nimbus. (It's strange that the store didn't have both since they are different from high cushioned and low cushioned)

Good luck!!

Meaghan said...

Excellent choice on the new!!! Those are my current running shoe of choice! I love Mizuno, but anything beyond 3 miles and my knees are shot in them.

Good luck!