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New Treads - yeah they're ugly

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

My weight hasn't budged recently, but I'm feeling very good about how my pants fit better and I feel better. So for a nsv - I'm proud of myself for wearing out my sneaks.

Since I've been pounding the pavement almost every day my shoes have taken a beating. This week I noticed that my feet were starting to hurt and I realized that I really needed a new pair of shoes. I almost got a pair of Mizunos (my daughter who runs marathons loves her Mizunos) that were really comfy, but I've worn Sauconys exclusively since I used to run 10 Ks back in the 80s. The Saucon
ys were just a bit more cushiony so I went with them ($20 cheaper, too) even though they are significantly uglier!!

I wore them this morning and my feet felt much better. My daughter started me using map my run with my phone. I like it a lot - it tracks everything and graphs it and puts it on a calendar. Its pretty amazing.
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    1498 days ago
    Thanks for these tips on the best shoes. I had never heard of anything higher than Asics, which I had once and they were really ugly but now I go to the gym and see some in really cool colors, dunno where they get them. Now I'm broke and just get my shoes at Walmart, which is fine because I only do the elliptical, and I do Leslie Sansone videos in my soft feet so as not to disturb the neighbors downstairs. Good for you for demanding the best for yourself--there's no other way to complete a marathon I don't think, or at least not to keep it up if you don't protect your feet. Top of the line is always the best. Congratulations on your purchase! All the best, Emmy :))
    1502 days ago
    I also vote for comfort!! You could also put gray shoelaces in them and it would tone down the color if you wanted. Congrats on wearing out your shoes!
    1503 days ago
  • FIT4MEIN2013
    Like a pair of good jeans, everybody has a designer/brand that works well for their body. Stick with it when you find one! I like my Rykas. For jeans, I love Gloria Vanderbilts and LEI. My kids love some other brand that I can't think of right now.

    I don't think they are that ugly. Maybe that says something about my taste? emoticon
    1503 days ago
  • JSPIN74
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    1503 days ago
    1503 days ago
    I'm a Saucony girl too and yup, those shoes are an interesting color choice! Congrats on wearing out those shoes! They are trashed!
    1504 days ago
  • LUANN7
    sneaks are nice I like the red and tracking where you are going is cool!!!
    1504 days ago
    I'm another one who'd vote for comfort over looks! emoticon for so much running that you've worn out your shoes! emoticon
    1504 days ago
  • NHES220
    I go with comfort over looks every time with running/walking shoes! Love the mapping app for the phones, I use RunKeeper on my iPhone.

    1504 days ago
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