>Running 101>Brooks shoe advice?
Call me Ray (not Ishmael)
Along for the Ride
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Races for 2013:
Kluane Bike Relay (4 legs 70 miles)
Calgary 70.3 (72.3)
Aukeman Sprint Triathlon 8/6/2013
Pain is Temporary Pride is Forever
Thanks, everyone! I went back to the store, and the guy was NOT open to hearing that the shoes hurt! He said that shouldn't happen, and looked at me like I should just take the shoes and leave. I had to ASK to try different shoes! After trying some on and deciding that the Asics Foundation might be a good bet, I had to ASK for him to let me return the Ariels! Lesson learned: don't go back to this store! I'll write a Yelp review. Unfortunately, they didn't have the Foundation in my size, so I'm foregoing my usual local/independent rule this time. I ordered a pair from Zappos. I'll let y'all know how they go. Crossing my fingers.
Needs more cowbell!
• 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)
• 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)
I've gone round and round with stability shoes. As far as Brooks goes, I have had two pairs of Brooks Beast over time, and had no problems with them. However, I will say that I've found that stability shoes take some getting used to - but they should not hurt.
I also would not recommend running in four year old shoes.
I agree with Runnergabe - take the Ariels back to the store and have them reassess. FWIW, I am currently back to my first shoe love (New Balance), running in the 1222, and loving them.
"I've been following Eddy's improvement over the last two years on this site, and it's been pretty dang solid. Sure the weekly mileage has been up and down, but over the long haul he's getting out the door and has turned himself into quite a runner. He's only now just figuring out his potential. Consistency in running is measured in years, not weeks. And over the last couple of years, Eddy's made great strides" Jeff 14 Jan 2009