Saturday, October 17, 2009

Shoes

How are your shoes? Last month my husband bought me a new pair of running shoes. Brooks "The Beast." I've been running in The Beast for years. At races men always ask, "Why are you running in a fat man's shoe?" I always answer, "Because it works for me." Imagine my surprise when my new Beasts did not work for me. My knees hurt, my feet hurt, I dreaded running.

I finally swallowed my timidity and returned the shoes to Al's Sporting Goods (thank heavens for a thirty-day guarantee). The salesman was wonderful and exchanged my shoes for the Asics Foundation without flinching.

If you've ever run in the wrong shoes or worn-out shoes you know how bad it can hurt. No matter what sport you're doing, make sure you have the right shoe to support your joints and keep you going strong. It's much smarter to pay $100 now rather than thousands in medical bills later.

What's your favorite workout shoe?

4 comments:

  1. Hi! I just found your blog! It's so interesting! I totally agree. I was never a runner, but I started too and I realized how important it was to have comfortable light weight shoes! So true! Thanks for the post!

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  2. Thanks for stopping by. Hope you enjoy your running,
    Cami

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  3. I love Asics! I didn't realize how important good running shoes were until I started training for a half marathon. When I got good shoes it made a huge difference. When I see someone running with old shoes I want to beg them to get new shoes.

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  4. I've been so thrilled with these Asics.
    I know what you mean. Whenever anyone comes to me with injury questions my first question is: What shoes are you wearing? Second question: How old are they?
    It's so hard to change out shoes as often as you should, I never make the recommendation but I try!
    Thanks for stopping by,
    Cami

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