Sunday, November 11, 2012
my brand new kicks!
It's very difficult to assess a shoe until you run at least 10K in them. I know that now. I have owned several pair of Asics and Saucony but always went for that support when I purchased my new shoes.
Last year I started running longer distances, 8K's, 10K's and even 15K's were now part of my training.
In the spring I ran the SP10k and after the race I felt pain in my left ankle. The more I ran the worse it got.
I went into a few running stores and finally ran into a salesman willing to take the time to assess the way I moved and was willing to delve into my ankle soreness. He watched me walk, run and squat.
To my surprise, I DON'T pronate!!! I'm about as neutral as they come. I was fitted for a shoe and even though I was reluctant at the time I gave them a whirl. The shoe I brought home was the Saucony Triumph and it turned out to be a total winner! This is now my third pair and I am in love. I have ran several 10K races and two half marathons in these shoes and I don't even think about my feet when I run.
The Triumph is a neutral shoe with a lot of cushion. The 8mm offset is pleasing to the foot and weighs in at 9.6 oz. The toe box in this shoe is generous. I have a lot of room and never feel my toes touching anywhere. I can't say enough good things about this shoe.
Now, as I said, this is my third pair. I'm not usually into the flashy colours but this time I went out on a limb and ordered this crazy blue/citron/silver combo and I'm adoring them!!! Tried them on for the first time today and I can just hear them screaming, "Let's go, let's RUN"!!!