There are many things in life where you can have “too much” of something. Running shoes is NOT one of them in my opinion. One of the things that surprised my husband the most when we married (and actually while we were dating) was the amount of running shoes I had. And it always struck him as funny that when I came to visit him or we went somewhere on a trip, I always packed a pair of running shoes. But you know the saying “Have shoes, will run”. Seriously, you never know when you’ll find yourself in an awesome location where you can have an epic run.
But I digress. Running shoes. Do you know who came up with the ridiculous idea that a person can have “too many” running shoes? A non-runner. I am convinced. And as for me, do I have lots of running shoes? Not at the moment. One of the saddest misfortunes in life was losing all my belonging in a fire almost three years ago, including most of my vast collection of running shoes, especially my most favorite of all time-- Asics GEL-Noosa Tri 6. It was an awesomely looking and was everything to me. I have to admit that I bought them because of how they looked but once I tried them on they were perfect for me and I loved running in them.
But now I only have a few but intend in growing my collection again. I am always on the lookout for a perfect pair of running shoes and in recent years have fallen short. From low drop to beefy ones like Hoka One One, I have found ok shoes but not one that I would rave about (except for the Vigor Bounce trail running shoe).
So, here is what’s in my arsenal (clockwise):
In all the Saucony and ASICS are awesome for faster speed workouts. So in a way they all serve their purpose. Of all your shoes, which one is your favorite? Do you have any new shoes you have your eye on?