Ugghh!! Shoes!!

Friday, March 19, 2010

I run in Brooks Adrenaline—currently GTS 9s--and love them. I bought my first pair 3 years ago, maybe GTS 6s then, when I started running and loved them immediately. They felt like they were custom-made for my goofy feet—really wide forefront and narrow heels. Add to that an extra bone at the outside of each foot that makes it difficult to find shoes that fit. A sales clerk once described them as
emoticon feet. (For the record—they’re not webbed, and I did not buy shoes from her). I could easily win an ugly-feet contest.

Since my first pair of Brooks, I’ve tried other brands—Asics, Saucony and even a different Brooks model, but none of them fit like the Adrenaline. Anyhow, I needed a new pair so I ran out to Dick’s last night. Brooks has come out with a new model—GTS 10. I thought I’d get the new model, but they were a big disappointment. The arch support digs into my foot and is very uncomfortable. Luckily, they still had the GTS 9 in stock and they were on sale, so I bought them. The 9s won’t last long, so I’m dusting off my credit card and buying another pair—maybe two. It might be awhile before another model fits like the 9s.
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    Isn't is a pain the way the shoe companies keep changing their models? It's not like they've got to keep up with a fashion imperative. I read somewhere that one of the reasons they do this is to get people to do just what you are doing -- buying multiple pairs at a time. I do the same thing when I find a pair I like. Sheesh.

    I'm glad they still had your model in stock. I'm never that lucky.
    3324 days ago
    I never knew how important a good pair of work out shoes were until I started running. A good fitting shoe with lots of support makes all the difference in the world. So glad you found some that you love. I'll have to try the Brooks brand when I buy my next pair. Keep running! You are an inspiration!
    3324 days ago
    will remeber that when I go looking for shoes for my self.
    3324 days ago
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