Monday, February 27, 2012

Switching Shoes

When I first started running in high school, I got a pair of Saucony shoes.  Then, I kept getting them, switching models, getting various models to train at once in, and loving every single pair.  In between my love fest for all Saucony shoes there was a pair of Nike's that I hated.  That made my love for Saucony increase even more.  Currently, I am training in 4 different models of Saucony shoes.  Then I went to my favorite running shoe store today.

I wanted to get a new pair of shoes to start to break in before my marathon 2 months away.  When I walked in, I was talking to the guy who was working tonight about my mileage, training, and so forth - all the normal runner questions.  He had me get on the treadmill and told me he would bring out the new version of Saucony Triumphs, but asked if I was opposed to trying a different brand.  Thoughts came to my mind...."will he bring out a pair of Mizzuno's?  Brooks?  Asics?  I don't know if I can do that...I love Saucony." 

He came out with Triumphs and a pair of Newton shoes.  I tried on the Triumphs but they felt weird.  Saucony has recently redone most of their shoes and I could tell.  Then, I tried on the Newton.  At first they felt weird because the size was off.  Then I got put in a smaller, correct size and my feet felt happy.  I stopped myself after 1/3 of a mile, even though I wanted to keep going.  I was sold.  I bought a non-Saucony shoe. 

I couldn't leave the store without a Saucony hat, though.  A girl can never have too many running shoes, clothes or accessories.

Are you loyal to one brand of shoe?  Do you wear Newton shoes?


  1. I am a die hard Brooks girl. They feel like home on my feet...

  2. I'm becoming a bigger and bigger Newton fan the more I wear mine. I currently have 3 pairs!