Post # 1
I have been gushing over a pair of Nike IDs for a month I want them so bad. They are 145 dollars, way more than I would normally pay for shoes but I am in love :[. & there are cheaper ones I will probably settle for. I haven’t had a new pair of running shoes in 5 years and since then I’ve developed plantar fasiitus, broken a foot and have problems with my achilles tenton. The shoes I want offer great stability and would probably keep me from having to tape my feet when I run.
Oh the struggles of being a poor college kid who should probably be spending that money on food and wedding stuff.
*sigh* a girl can dream
Post # 3
@CBWFlove: I think if you have had issues already (broken foot, plantar fasciatis, and achilles tendon problems) you should spend the money on shoes.
Shoes and beds are something you should spend money on in my opinion. 145bucks is spendy, but it seems to be worth it. You would get your moneys worth….
Something to think about. Maybe try to skrimp on something else to find the money, and get the shoes.
Post # 4
You get what you pay for. That particular brand holds up well and will last longer, possibly saving you money in the long run. Your feet are important. Protect them!
Post # 5
@CBWFlove: If your current running shoes are 5 years old, it is no wonder you have problems with your feet. Running shoes are only good for 6 months or so, if you put in any kind of distance on a regular basis.
I do remember those student days, when it would have been hard to afford a new pair of socks much less new shoes.
Post # 7
@Giraffelover: That’s what I was thinking but I kind of wanted some reassurance Lol. Thank you! I thin FI and I are pretty well stocked on our other non-necessities right now, so maybe I can swing it
@WestTexasCowgirl: My 5 year old shoes are Nike too, so they hold up well. they still look good and work good, I just think with all the issues I’ve had I need something else to run in now.
Btw I didn’t have all those problems because of my previous shoes, I thought I would add. Those were all soccer related/ induced!
Post # 8
If you’re working with a number of foot injuries, I’d take the time to really investigate the shoes, and many alternatives, to ensure they actually will provide the stability and support you need. It may be that another $150 pair fits your needs better. Sometimes with Nike, they’re just fashion shoes and you’re paying for the name, and with other Nikes they are workhorses worth the price. Go to a running store, have them check out your injuries and your stride, and see what shoe they recommend for your current needs.
Post # 9
@julies1949: Honestly, I bet if I didn’t have all those injuries they would be great still! I ran in them a lot over the summers the past four years but most of the time if I was working out I was in cleats, with special insoles and my feet still taped.
I love that all you guys are making me feel better about spending money on shoes 😀
Post # 10
@RedHairing: Thank you, I never though about going to a store to see what they thought. I do have custom insoles made by my PT which will help too but I will do that. You make a good point!