- 5 years ago
- Wedding: May 2014
I need help from running bees in regards to tennis shoes, because I cannot make up a decision to save my soul. I know that this purchase is personal, and completely in regards to fit/needs, etc, but I wanted to ask an overall opinion anyways:
I run approximately 3 miles 6 days/week. My go to shoe has always been an Asic stabilitiy shoe, namely Asic 2000. My ‘old’ pair are worn down, and so, for my birthday my SO took me to buy new ones. I went to my local Dick’s, and the sales associate measured my arch, etc, etc to ensure I was in the correct shoe. He actually told me I was more suited for a neutral show, not a stabilitiy shoe. Against my better judgement, because I loved my old Asics, I purchased them. They were still Asics, and really comfortable in the store. At that time, I had also tried on a Brooks neutral shoe, which were glorious as well, but more expensive, so I passed on those.
As soon as I laced up the new shoes, about a week into wearing them, I started experiencing heel pain. This was new. I thought maybe it was a fluke. 3 weeks later, I still had the pain, and so I decided to lace up my ‘old’ shoes to see if it was shoe-related or God forbid an actual injury.
After that run, I had NO PAIN! I was mad at myself for letting a sales associate talk me into a neutral shoe, when I have always used a stability. Regardless, I went to a pro-shop, where they watch you run. Sure as heck, I was ‘right’ with what I need.
So, here is my “I cannot make a decision to save my life” question for you all…as I am down to 3 options for new running shoes, of which have been recommended:
1) Sticking with what I know and going for another pair of Asics 2000, although the color choices I am not a fan of…(dumb, I know!)
2) Branching out to a newer model of Asics – the Kayano 19 (stability, comfort, etc), or
3) Lacing up with the Brooks (which are rated this year’s top running shoe) Adrenaline GTS 13.
Bees, what would you do? Have you worn, and like the Asics Kayano 19 or the Brooks? OR, as runners needing new shoes after old ones are worn out, do you consistently get the same shoe, of which has treated you well?! Prices all vary, and all are priced in my range!
Sorry for the length…THANK YOU!