>Gears and Wears>"Breaking In" New Shoes? Truth, Myth ... or It Depends?
Needs more cowbell!
I am new to running (~4 months and currently at 15 miles per week, my longest runs are 4 miles). I just bought a new pair of NB 1222 last night that I haven't had a chance to run in yet.
• 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)
• 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)
I've never had to break in shoes. To me, shoes never feel better than the first run in them. Everyone says not to do it, but I've even worn a new pair right out of the box in races--marathons even--if it was a make and model I had owned before and knew treated me well.
The Monkey Games
I'm running somewhere tomorrow. It's going to be beautiful. I can't wait.
In fact, you just inspired me not to break in my next pair, just to see what happens. If I get hurt, it's your fault. Hope you feel good about that.
Mikey, ever run a marathon in shoes right out of the box?
The Logic of Long Distance
I ran your marathon with shoes just out of the box. Figured new flats were better than old trainers...