OK, now how many runners out there have gone to a Running Store and felt like a kid at a toy store? Now be honest. Buying a new pair of shoes is always something to look forward to. I told you yesterday that i would look at some of the sale items first but was pretty stuck on Saucony's and Brooks. Well I did try a pair of Mizuno's on and I felt as though there was not enough room in the shoe for my foot. The saleman tried to talk me into Nike's but I have never had luck with that brand. So back to the Saucony's I went. I felt I should stay with the Grid Omni 5 series because they have always felt good, have lot's of toe room, and are stabile enough for my pronation. When I put them on my feet instantly liked them. BUT ------
Have you ever looked on the shoe wall and found a shoe that looked - FAST. yeah I know it sounds dumb but certain shoes just look fast. I'm talking about the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 6. WOW. So being like a kid in a toy store I had the salesman get me a pair to try on. So with one foot in a Saucony and one in a Brooks I walked around the store. Guess what? They both felt great. So after a lengthy decision making process ( actually just about 10 seconds ) I chose the FAST shoes. Just like a kid in a toy store. Sounds dumb but, What ever!
My run this morning in my new shoes was awesome. I forgot what a new pair of shoes should feel like. I had less leg fatigue and a little more energy in my kickback. Fast Shoes? Who knows but hey, I'll take any advantage I can get.