New running shoes arrived x 2!
When I first started running I used my friend’s old trainers as I thought it didn’t really matter what you run in as long as they look like running shoes. Slightly different compared to now where I check if the shoe is for mild overpronators, what the weight of the shoe is etc etc.. When I decided to actually enter my first race I bought my first pair. Without any testing whatsoever I picked a pair that looked nice and wasn’t too expensive. I ended up with a pair of Asics Gel 1160. When that pair wore out I wanted the same pair again but could only find newer versions of the shoe. I was devastated, I didn’t know that there will always be a new version of the running shoes.. I just wanted the exact same one (talking about stuck in a habit haha). Anyhow I ended up buying the newer version of the same shoe again, 1170 or something..
When it was time to replace my Asics again I was devastated to find out that the new model was in an afwul colour. I don’t know about you but I can’t buy running shoes if they look just boring or have ugly colour. (The guy at the shop tried to tell me that during the last miles of a marathon it doesn’t matter what colour my shoes are but I don’t think he understands). I was so gutted that I decided it’s time to change my running shoes. At this point I actually found out what type of shoes I need, and I ended up with Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15 because I liked their colour more. They worked well but after a while I got injured and was certain it was due to the shoes. Most likely wasn’t but I needed an excuse to buy a new pair. Quite conveniently at this time, I saw that a new model had come out from the Asics Gel (now called) GT-1000 series and I LOVED the colour. Bought the new pair and yet again got injured. So no, it wasn’t the shoe. I am very easily influenced by other people and last summer when Minna recommended buying Asics DS Trainers I immediately got a pair for myself (partly because again they were in a very nice colour). I started to get some plantar fascitis issues as soon as I got that pair, yet refused to believe it was the shoe as I loved them.
However, I am a bit superstitious and decided I need to go back to the original Asics GT 1000s as I’ve had least problems with them. The nice colour of the new model might have influenced the decision too…
These shoes arrived last week and today the shoes I won from the 10k race arrived: Skechers Go Run 4. Can’t wait to try out a whole new brand along with my Asics, apparently they are meant to be super comfy and they feel so light!
So the take home message:
1. Running shoes do matter.
2. Don’t change something that works.
3. Unless you don’t like the colour, then change it even if it works 😉