For a runner, there is nothing more essential or important than a good pair of running shoes. Beyond the necessity for maintaining good form and injury free, my running shoes are my ticket to nirvana. With my shoes I can travel to a stress free place, a world of puddle-jumping, philosophizing and bliss.
When all else falls apart, I still have my running shoes.
Over the past few years, I've had 4 pairs of Mizunos, usually the Wave Inspire model.
I ran my first 5K in these,
my first half marathon in these,
my first marathon in these.
A few weeks ago I went to the running store again and tried on over 15 pairs of running shoes (thank you, Running Fit!) and did a head to head test with the Wave Inspire 7s and Brooks Ravenna 2.
Let me introduce you to my new lover:
They're soft, they're comfy, they cushion and support without leaving any hot spots or bruises on my feet or ankles.
If you're looking for a more technical breakdown of the types of running shoes and how to get fitted, check out this fantastic post by Caitlin: If the Shoe Fits.
What kind of running shoes do you wear? Do you switch between models, or stick with brand loyalty?