I have a problem when it comes to shoes. Not Carrie Bradshaw shoes………workout shoes.
Readers have asked what shoes are my favorite and what shoes they should get.
My ADVICE: Go to a running shoe store where the employee’s watch you run and can analyze your foot strike, stride etc. Everybody is different and we all have different needs when it comes to shoes:)
Here is my current rotation of shoes that I am using.
Some people have wanted to know more about why I use the shoes I do….so here goes, you might find this boring so just scroll down and answer my usual random questions or just leave a comment telling me how much you love me and how we are meant to be real life friends:)
First of all my lovely vibrams (read this post for more info)
I don’t think I will ever completely run barefoot but I truly believe that these have helped my form so much. I also think that it has helped my knee pain big time.
Below are my new Brooks and we took them to the shoe maker to make them drop zero (there is no difference in height from the front to the back).
Racing flats aren’t even drop zero. The people that I have talked to that use this method say that by doing this you can even get more miles out of your shoes.
My calves are sore but they are helping my form big time……no heel striking here:)
These are my Nike Shocks that I do all of my lifting in…..since that rarely happens anymore they are my Costco shoes to get me quickly from one sample to the next.
My very first pair of racing flats for my first marathon. They are Saucony’s.
Second pair of racing flats…..love the color, it looks like there are flames underneath me. These beauties are Mizuno’s
Mizuno Waveriders. I LOVE these. There have been many miles together but it is almost time to retire them. They have treated me well and I thank them for their love and quality time.
Asics. Cross-training (elliptical and stair-climber)
And of course my cycling shoes. (I am too lazy to go to the car and get them, 100 feet away is really far)
If you are really into spin I definitely recommend getting these. They help big time with power and speed.
*********BIG NEWS!!!! BILLY JUST TOLD ME THAT HE HAD TO GO DO ERRANDS TODAY AND HE DECIDED TO DO THEM BY RUNNING FROM PLACE TO PLACE…..I HAVE CREATED A MONSTER.
What is your FAVORITE brand of shoes? (Running shoes or real shoes)
-I am LOVING my Brooks but I love Mizuno’s too. For real shoes…..pretty much anything at Nordstrom’s. I drool over their shoes.
What does your loved one’s need to hold an intervention for you about?
-Besides my shoe addiction….I think they may need to do one for Swedish Fish and circus animal consumption, my 4-layers of make-up problem, lack of washing my hair regularly and spending hours watching Friends, Gilmore Girls and The Bachelor.