Friday, May 10, 2013

Got the "need to try another brand of runner" itch.

My Nike Structure Triax road shoes have served me well, but I'm getting the impression that they are being weaned out of existence.

For trails, I've been using Salomon. I LOVE the toe cap.... But I do occasionally get blisters on my left arch (where the insole ends).

I always thought that I was a neutral to mild pronator but have come to realize that I pronate slightly with my left and supponate slightly with my right. I was pigeon toed as a child..... wonder if that has anything to do with that?! Any podiatrists out there?

Yesterday I tried out the trail runners with Sam (Fugi racer). My route consisted mostly of single track; Ergo, I was not faced with any trail etiquette conundrums.

My feet and shoes held up very well on the 10 miler. I did feel a bit of irritation on the ball of my left foot so I will continue to monitor.

Here is Sam looking very winded and hot, yet incredibly smart in his reflective vest.

Do you stick with the same shoe or do you change things up?

Have you ever had a pair of shoes discontinued? What did you do, and how did it turn out?

Gotta run.


Jennifer said...

I love the new running shoes of Nike. They are light and very comfortable. I just need some new laces for my Nike because I think mine is not for intense running.

Unknown said...

Good luck with your shoelace search Jennifer!

Char said...

I haven't had a shoe discontinued but they've changed models and I haven't liked the changes. It was a matter of trying on a whole lot of shoes and seeing what felt right - although you never really know until you've done a long run or two.

Anonymous said...

I am always able to find a great shoe through New Balance. Luckily, nothing has been discontinued yet, though!

Rikki said...

As long as I'm comfortable with a shoe, I use them until they're worn out. But, I don't buy the same replacement. I always find a good one in Nike.