Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Daddy's Got A New Pair of Shoes

Last night I ran and my legs hurt the whole time. My feet hurt the whole time and my left knee hurt the whole time. Usually this is not the case.

So I ran on down to my favorite shoe store, Performance Footwear near the campus of ASU. They have a treadmill and will analyze your gate to determine the best shoe for you. I thought that maybe another shoe might help my knee issues.

The salesman showed me a video of my feet in motion. I noticed that my feet almost cross in front of each other and that I do still pronate or have my feet turn in when the land. I, also, notice I have fat ankles (but that's not an issue). He asked me if I had lost weight since the first time I was on their treadmill. After I confirmed that, he suggested that I probably don't pronate as much as I used to. I probably could go with a less sturdy shoe and that it might help me with my knee issues.

He showed me a pair of New Balance, a pair of Asics and a pair of Brooks. I tried them all on and even tried them on the treadmill. Here's my new pair of :

My first 2 shoes were New Balance 857's and they lasted 291 and 391 miles respectively. I still wear the first one's around town. Comparing them to my new treads, I notice they sure are dirty.


J~Mom said...

How funny, I just got Asics!! I have only worn them once but they seem really comfy. I love Performance Footwear, they are so helpful there. Hope the new shoes help your knees!

bigmike600 said...

Asics shoes are great. I had a couple pairs of them for my first 2 pairs of running shoes. They have great cushioning. Now go and see how fast you can wear them out!!!!!

J-Wim said...

I wear only Asics. And I am suffering from major new shoe envy. I may need to go buy something to make that better.