Thursday, June 5, 2008
running shoe fetish
well, I have always liked buying running shoes and now trail running shoes. I bought some Brooks Cascadia as Meredith, wayne, anthony and kristen all recommended them. But the toe box hurts me after 4-5 miles and I can't quite figure out why. I do like my Mizuno wave Elixirs...but trail shoes are still a mystery -too many brands...
New Balance models seem flexible and lightweight, as do Merrill Continums..BUT
so many ultra-trail runners love Inov8s -flexible, responsive, long-lasting, and just great-fitting. So I finally took the plunge today while in Threads 'n Treads (my local running store) and got some of the new roclite 308s --can't wait to try them.
I'll just have to resist a few races (and dinners)to make up the $90.
Then ironies of all ironies, got home at 4 p.m. and opened the mail --a curious letter from Trail Monster running ---At Pineland Farms, Maine Running Company had a raffle for some Inov8 shoes --I won a free pair!!! Now, to return the new shoes or not?? Maybe it's best 2 have two pairs:) Thank you, thank you, trail monster!