My roommate has been begging me to get new shoes so we can go running together. I love living with people who are trying to be healthy and active, it makes it much easier for me!
I have been scared of getting back into running, but yesterday I went ahead and stopped by Runner’s Corner (now in their new building by the Orem Costco) and left with a brand new pair of shoes!
I loved getting fit for my new shoes. I got to try on probably 7 pairs of shoes that varied in arch support, weight, size and heel height. My sales representative really listened to me talk about my problems with my feet and tried to suggest shoes that would be best for my feet.
At Runner’s Corner they also have a sidewalk going all the way around their building and they ENCOURAGE you to go out for a jog in each pair of shoes you try on- not worried about ruining the bottoms at all. I loved being able to really feel what my shoes were doing in a real-life situation instead of jogging in place like most shoe stores want you to do.
In the end I chose New Balance 890s because of the fit- wide enough in the arch area to allow splaying the way my feet wanted but not so wide that they felt like they were going to fall off.
It was hard for me to betray Asics- I’ve always run in Asics and love the shoes, but with my feet the way they are now- these NB made me feel like I could slowly start building up mileage again.
Now I just have to convince myself to start slowly…
Oh, and I got a cool new massage tool to use after my runs to calm my feet down.