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.
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.
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?!?!?|
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!!