Author: Jilligan
•4:40 PM
I had a nice interesting post about the joys of running shoe shopping in the plains of Texas but I inadvertently deleted it instead of posting it. Okay, maybe it wasn't that interesting. Here's the long and short of it. I ordered shoes online from RRS through Amazon but they were back ordered so long the order was cancelled. I was excited because even though they were men's shoes, they were colorful enough to look sort of feminine. My feet are too big for women's shoes.

There is no where to try on good shoes in this area so you are pretty much left to fend for yourself. Occasionally I bug the salespeople while I try on every pair in the store looking for something comfortable and that doesn't rub in the wrong places. It takes me awhile to work through my list and decide on something.

This week I was feeling desperate for shoes. I went back to a style I had worn before. A style that was cheaper in the line, but one that I had completed 1/2 marathons in and a few other races. This was also the pair I had a "stress fracture" in. Yes, a love/hate relationship. Similar to the one I actually have with running. It seems like a perfect fit. The color was great. A blue similar to a trailer house I once lived in. A blue similar to my current school color which comes in handy when you can retire them and wear them on Fridays. The price allowed me to have enough left over out of what I wanted to spend that I could buy them over again if I wanted to.

I have run in them twice. Pretty good so far. I have been on the treadmill both times in case I decided to take them back.

I always loved getting new shoes as a child and loved getting them for my kids. There is nothing like a new pair of running shoes to make you feel fast and light, quick on your feet. They don't make you look fat and they don't make you feel bad about the size you need. They come in lots of great colors and they feel good when you put them on.

They make me feel like a runner. I will not let them down.
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On March 7, 2011 at 12:58 PM , Jodie said...

Hope they're working out! I hate mine...and really dread mentioning that to DH.