>Gears and Wears>First time buying running shoes
Okay, I know that sounds silly since I've been running for quite a while now, but I haven't bought my own shoes. My aunt spoils me and buys my running shoes for me without my trying them on.
I am at the point where I need to go to a running store and buy my own shoes. I don't want to go in there being totally clueless. I'm hoping to find some suggestions here from everyone to help steer me in the right direction with brand and type of running shoe that I need.
I've been increasing my mileage since January and seem to be heading in the 40-50 mile per week mileage. I have found that my NB shoes I run in have my toes in pain, specifically my right foot's second toe (lovely under the nail blood blister). So with that in mind I need to find a roomier shoe. I run mostly on pavement but have been running trails more and more so I need a versatile shoe.
Does anyone have a similiar running schedule and suggestions to what shoe I look into?
Your toughness is made up of equal parts persistence and experience. You don't so much outrun your opponents as outlast and outsmart them, and the toughest opponent of all is the one inside your head." - Joe Henderson
Needs more cowbell!
Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"
• 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1
• 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)
Michelle, are you sure you don't just need a longer shoe? Toe blisters generally mean a shoe is too short. I'd say if you otherwise like the model you're in, don't mess around trying to find something else if you don't have to.
Hmmm. I didn't even think about that. I really do like my New Balance shoe. I usually wear a 6.5 but my aunt gets me a 7 in running shoe, so it's already a little bigger. I'll have to check it out when I go to the running store.
Running the 2012 Boston Marathon for Children's Hospital
Abs of Flabs
I finally did it. I went and bought my own running shoes.
Asics Gel Stratus. Half a size bigger than my New Balance that I've been wearing.
Broke them in tonight with a 10.22 mile run. They work, my feet are happy.
I think you get blisters from having a shoe that's too big. Your feet slide around in the shoe when you land, and the friction causes blisters.
I think you get blisters from having a shoe that's too big. Your feet slide around in the shoe when you land, and the friction causes blisters. If you get black toe nails, it's probably because the toe cage is too small, and your toes jam into the shoe when you land. That's just my theory.
Michelle: if you like your new shoes, you can always tell your aunt what you want :-) By the way, how did you land such a sweet deal? Running shoes aren't cheap. I wish I have my own running shoe sugar mommy.
The most important thing to recegnize with running shoes is that the best shoe for me is not going to be the best shoe for you. You should go to a specialty running store and get fitted into shoes that work for your foot size, shape, and gait.
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