Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Fave Running Shoes Link-Up


Today I'm linking up with Laura and Mel to talk about my favorite running shoes.
And, ladies, I LOVE this link up.
I once read that you're supposed to change out your running shoes every 500 miles.
I laughed in the face of 500 miles, thinking, "Oh, so that'll take me to 2 years, I suppose!"
Ye of little faith, Miss Kyra!
I have currently run 115 miles with the pair I'm in now.
(I only know this due to using MapMyRun the same day I started wearing my shoes!)
((PS...find me on MapMyRun - KyraTanner!!))

So anywho, I would like to keep my running shoes fresh in staying changing them out every 500 miles.
I just need to start playing the lottery or rob a bank to do so
It is a dream have enough pairs or running shoes to change it up everyday like Monica at Run Eat Repeat!
Note to self: Must up my followers so Brooks will give me free shit to try out and blast y'all with!!!

And there you have it, folks!
I am Brooks girl.
My current running shoes are Brooks Adrenaline GTS 12 in purple.
Up until very recently (November) I just ran in whatever sneakers I had.
I think a lot of us do this cos we don't really want to shell out any money if we don't have to.
Well this broke ass motha is here to tell you...HOLLA FOR A DOLLA!!
I was dealing with shin splints like crazy every day.
And for a most of October I was having a bit of trouble with my ankle.
I can't imagine why with these raggedy old things! No Bueno!!

The very first time I ran in my Brooks Adrenaline GTS 12 I had no pain whatsoever and have not still to this day!

When I first started the hunt for running shoes, I went to a running store in Richmond, VA and the employee there had me walk around there little track they had in the store so he could analyze how my feet hit the ground, etc to better suggest a running shoe.
He brought me out 3 different pairs.
One was a Brooks (don't remember what type), another was some Nike running shoe and the third was an Asics GT 2000.
I tried on all 3.
I tried the Brooks on one foot and the Asics on the other at the same time to compare.
And, the Asics felt a little bit better to me.  
(By a smidge, seriously, but I wanted whatever I was most comfortable in!)
Asics GT 2000 - Bitchin, right?!?!?
But, I could not buy them at the time of that analysis.
So, a few weeks later, we were in PA visiting my family and went to the local running store.
This time I was prepared to purchase.
And guess what...no Asics GT 2000.
The employee there had me get on their treadmill and run so he could analyze my foot landing, gait, etc.
(Turns out I pronate my foot when I land...which means turning my toes out a bit.)
So he recommended the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 12.
I put them on and liked them but had a tough time getting past the fact that they weren't the Asics.
But, homegirl wanted a new pair of running shoes some kinda bad and hubby was paying! (Hey big daddy!)
So I sucked it up and went with the Brooks.

And don't get me wrong, I LOVE my Brooks.
They're so good to me!
...not causing me any injury and making the wind eat my dust.

If I could have it my way, I'd own a pair of Brooks and Asics and change 'em out every day or week.

Or perhaps another pair altogether if any of you lovely link-up ladies can convince me otherwise!!

Happy Sole Searching!! 
; )


  1. I love the look of the Brooks shoes. They just didn't fit well on me! I am a new follower! Check out my blog @ www.fueledaflame.com

    1. And that's the wonderful thing about running shoes! There's so many different kinds that we can all get the most bang for our buck in the ones that suit us best!
      I'm a follower of your blog and enjoy your posts!! :)

  2. I totally had been doing the same thing, running in just whatever sneakers I had. I have only run one run since buying my new asics but they felt amazing, can't wait to hit the ground running. =)

    New follower from the linkup.

    1. The more and more you run in your new Asics you'll wonder how you EVER ran in other (awful) shoes!!
      Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  3. This is blog #3 I've read from this link up that said 'Brooks'. Looks like i'll be in the market for some Brooks! :)

    New follower! Check out my blog @ www.homemadehappenings-erin.blogspot.com

    1. Brooks! Brooks! Brooks!
      Yes! A new Brooks gal. Tell them I sent you! ;)
      (And just ignore the "who the hell is that" look they give you after you give them my name! - man, I'm trying for that Brooks endorsement deal! )

      Can't wait to check out your blog! Thanks so much fro stopping by!

  4. Thanks for linking up! I totally relate on the investment end of running shoes....and I agree, I want to have an unlimited amount of running shoes like Monica or Skinny Runner. Oh to dream!

    I have a pair of Asics and love LOVE love the comfort, except in one little spot on my heal I get a blister. I'm such a wimp when it comes to blisters - I'm usually done with shoes that do that to my feet. But the Asics I keep giving them a chance, and hoping that they'll break in. Pretty sure my next shoe will be the Brooks brand...haven't heard a bad thing about them! :D

    Thanks again for linking up!

    1. Thanks for hosting, Laura! I enjoyed it!

      And we WILL have multiple running shoes...one day! Perhaps SK or RER will find us and tell all the running companies how awesome we are and the gifts will just start pouring in! Yes, dreaming is right!

  5. I'm a Brooks girl too....but I really want to get "looked at" by a professional. lol

    1. Totally go get analyzed!! They'll get you the right fit for your gait/stride!
      Definitely recommend and strongly encourage!
      From one Brooks girl to another! :)
      And don't turn your nose up if a pair of Brooks is not what they recommend you....it's all about how it fits you and gives your better run! (But it will probably be Brooks anyway!! Haha)

  6. Here from the Link up! And those Asics are PIMP! LOVE them!! So glad you found a pair you love and feel great:)

    1. It was hard for me to get the Asics out of my head probably cos they were so fantastic and the Brooks are boring (looks-wise) in comparison.
      But I do love how my Brooks feel!

  7. I went to our local running store right before Christmas and had them analyze my feet and all. I tried on the brooks glycerins and they were HEAVEN. But I couldn't afford to get them then. Lame! I'm hoping to get them soon!
    Check out my blog:

  8. I completely understand, not affording them Racheal! I'm already wondering how I'll be ale to afford new ones in a few months.
    Ugh?!? Why can't we be rich?? (Not snobby rich. Just comfortable rich!!)
    I'm hoping you can get some soon! It will make all the difference in the world in your runs!
    Thanks for stopping by and I can't wait to check out your blog!

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