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Onward Bound

Sometimes life is tough. Sometimes life is awesome. Sometimes it a little bit of both. Either way, you have to keep going. I'll be running, laughing, crying and sharing it all here.

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    Monday, February 27, 2006

    Quit Obsessing and Get some Advice

    I bought new shoes yesterday. Based on my previous injury history I decided that the Asics were no longer going to cut it. So I went shopping for some motion-control/stability shoes that would work with my orthotic inserts. First of all, I'm not the tiniest person around, but it's a little discouraging to be looking at shoes that are marketed at "heavier" runners.

    Second, I don't know if I got the right shoes! Now I'm obessesing and I haven't even run a yard in them yet.

    So, do any of the RBF members have experience with either:
    Brooks Addiction 6
    New Balance 857?

    I went with the Brooks for the sole reason that they didn't have the New Balance shoes in my size. The Brooks are nice b/c they come in narrow and I have very narrow feet. But when I went to the Runner's World's online shoe guide, the New Balance shoes had more stars. So now I'm worried that I jumped the gun and I should have held off for them to order my size in the New Balance shoes.

    Tonight my plan is to hop on a treadmill (can't take new shoes back unless tested only on treadmill) and try them out. But if anyone wants to weigh in, now's your chance!


    At 7:33 PM, February 27, 2006, Anonymous Angela said...

    Shoe drama only started after becoming a runner for me! I am a Brooke's girl so far. From my shoe experience, most runners have a brand that they swear by and love. But I haven't found one shoe endorsed more than another. Not in real life anyway. Those polls have really thrown me before. I see those stars next to a shoe's rating and think magical thoughts.
    Good luck finding 'the one' shoe for you!


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