Sunday, July 19, 2009

The Best Running Shoes

When I first started running I was wearing my normal tennis shoes, which were Nike Shox. I had no idea that I needed better running shoes or that I needed shoes that were a size larger. I was quite excited about getting to buy a larger size shoe since I normally wear a size 5 and it is almost impossible to find shoes. Yay, a size 6, this means lots of options!

I visited a local running store and was fitted for my first official pair of running shoes. I decided on the Saucony Omni 6 model, despite pink not being a color offered. The salesman did tell me repeatedly that buying a shoe for color was not the best idea. I had to wear blue shoes. Oh well, I can always wear pink tops and to be my girly self.

After my first marathon, these shoes were worn out so I had to buy a new pair. I though I would try something different. I bought a pair of New Balances. They were still blue too, yuck. They ended up not working for me at all. I wore them for about 200 miles and they had to retire them to walking shoes. Since Saucony discontinued my shoe, I had to go with the new model the Omni 7. They were similar, but still not my favorite. I ended up burning through two pairs of this style and wore one pair during my second marathon.

As luck would have it, I was looking on Amazon one day and found the best shoe in the whole world for sale on clearance! I of course had to buy a few pairs. Guess what, they are still blue.

As I suit up for my third marathon this coming weekend, I will be wearing what I find to be the best pair of running shoes, the Good Old Omni 6, in blue.