New But The Same
Monday afternoon I made a quick dash to the mall
I try to never set foot in the mall on the weekends and especially not during football season. It’s just extra crowded. Women spending money in droves while their men are watching the game, apparently.
But Monday afternoon duty called because I needed to replace my running shoes.
I purchased a pair of Nike Vomero 6 in blue
The last time I replaced my running shoes was just a few months ago and I got Nike Vomero 6, in red
New shoes, but exactly the same, other than the color.
And before that, new but the same, other than the color.
I’m pretty partial to Vomeros the past 3 years or so.
The Nike Store employee who helped me today, and who’s helped me previously and she seems very knowledgeable said that the Vomeros are made for daily running use of up t0 6 months before they “need” to be replaced.
I questioned her and said are you sure? What if you’re a high mileage runner (I do not consider myself to be high mileage) but she said it doesn’t matter.
She said of all their running shoes, Vomeros are built for durability and are the longest-lasting running shoe they sell. Her words, not mine.
Good to know, but I swear my knees, feet, arches, ankles, hips, even lower back just feel it more when my shoes are older and have lost their fresh-shiny-new springy and cushy quality.
I’d rather replace them every 4 months or so and prevent injury and nip those little aches and pains in the bud before they even start or at the very first sign.
Ironically I just looked at the publish date on my last Got New Shoes Post and it was May 9. Almost 4 months to the day. I swear, my bones can tell!
Same with going to the dentist. Every 4 months, not 6, for me.
I picked up another pair of these socks
Love the cushioning at the toe and heel
I’m all about The Squish
And bought a pair of these Nike ProCombat Tight Capris
It’s getting too chilly for shorts and I don’t have any really snug pants, tights, or capris that aren’t totally beat up or less than about 7 years old so figured I’d give these a try
After one run in them, I can say, I liked them a lot! We shall see how I like them after a month of running in them.
On my way back to my car after leaving the Nike Store, I took a quick stroll through Nordstrom
Gotta love the Savvy Department
Then I saw this little bargain table <–sure…And wished that I was buying these shoes rather than my Nikes
My Nikes are much more practical but a girl can dream!
Hungry and exhausted from all that shopping (kidding, I could shop for 10 hours straight and not get tired!) but I was feeling snacky and decided on a Magic Eight Bar
Butterscotch chips + chocolate chips + sweetened condensed milk + graham cracker crust = The Four Food Groups
1. How often do you replace your running or workout shoes?
As I said, every 4 months or so. I know that may seem excessive to some people but for me, it’s what my joints seem to prefer.
I’ve read everything from every 300-500 miles to every 4-6 months with running shoes but I don’t think it’s an exact science. Let your body be your guide.
And if you’re one of those lucky people who’s been sporting the same shoes since 1997 and they still work for you, Great! Enjoy all that money you’ve saved!
2. Are you brand loyal with your shoes? Or workout wear/athletic apparel ? Or are you adventurous and will you give new things a try?
With running shoes, I am a tried-and-true girl. I know what works for my skis. i.e. my long, thin feet so I stick with Nikes because they fit me well.
They fit me better than any other brand and so I’ve been brand loyal to them for…decades!
My feet are a size 12 women’s and many shoe makers don’t go up to a women’s 12 or if they do, they are a hair too small and there are never any size 13′s!
So I am forced into the men’s shoes and I need them to be as narrow as possible and Nikes, as a brand, seem to run narrow across the board.
Scott has wide feet and can never wear Nikes and is more of New Balance guy.
P.S. Thanks for the Dark Chocolate Talk on my last post. Some major Chocolate fiends in the house!
And for the flood of entries with the $50 Whole Foods Gift Card Giveaway. Keep ‘em coming!