After a long week at work . . . two little runners went on a shopping spree to Road Runner Sports!
LR#2--that's me--purchased NEW SHOES (we like to take pictures of our feet on this blog: here, here, here).
|New Balance 890s|
I've loved these shoes. No problems at all. And I like the way they allow me to feel the road. Not overly cushioned. And they are extremely light. But I wanted to get analyzed at Road Runner to see if there was something even better out there.
The results: I have a high arch, flexible feet, and I distribute my weight evenly side-to-side and front-to-back. Basically, my feet are very forgiving of any form problems. So this puts me in neutral shoe territory. The 890s, a neutral shoe, no surprise are just exactly what I should be wearing. But I needed tests, analysis, and data to confirm what 1000 miles in this shoe already told me!!
I did mix it up just a little bit and went a half size up for pair number four, on LR#1's recommendation (I'll let her tell you about her shoe size . . .). I have been running in size 7.5--the size I wear for every type of shoe from heels, to tennis (court) shoes, to sandals, to boots. And, truth be told, I've lost 3 toenails, GASP (but they came back, YAY!). Probably due to not enough room in the toe box.
I took the new size 8s out for a spin on Sunday for my long run, and they worked out great. I actually prefer the roomier feel around the toes. And I am hoping my toenails will be happier too. It is not fun being close-toed all summer!