Today Colby, my running buddy Amy, her daughter and I took a trip to a Road Runner Sports store! It was about an hour and a half away so I’ve put off driving to this store before. I’ve ordered tons and tons of running gear from their online store before, but today was the first time I could try their Shoe Dog technology!
Shoe Dog is their system of finding the correct shoe for you. The people were so nice to us!
And when I say nice, they were nice. They put up with Colby and I asking a million questions. I’ve been running in the Brooks Adrenaline for two years and I’ve never had an injury. I hurt my calf last spring during some crazy lunges at BodyPump, but never hurt myself from my running shoes.
I loved the Adrenaline 11′s but when they changed to the 12′s I felt like the back of the shoe was different. I wore the 12′s and then went back to the 11′s, but they don’t make them anymore. I was open to switching to something else, but that makes me crazy nervous. I would hate to injure myself just because I switched to a different shoe.
Colby has worn Brooks Defyance for a few years. Last spring he switched to the Brooks Ghost during marathon training and messed up his knee. He went back to the Defyance but has still been battling knee pain and actually just got scheduled to start physical therapy next week.
This girl seriously spent 30 minutes with us jumping on and off the treadmill and asking her to watch us run in different shoes. There is a camera there and they can slow down and see how your foot is striking. It is pretty awesome and Colby could see that his bad knee side was striking differently than the other foot.
After spending a lot of time there, we ended up BOTH switching shoes and getting the custom made insoles they make in the store. I always thought I had normal arches, but the screen showed I had high arches and the insoles felt amazzzzzzzzzzing. They were super expensive though ($70) but they are supposed to last 1,500 miles… so that is multiple pairs of shoes.
Colby stayed with Brooks and switched to the Glycerin 10′s. I really switched it up and went with Asics GT-1000 stability shoe. I promise the color didn’t sway me…
LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE !
With the new insoles. I really hope these shoes work out because they felt great. The girl helping us told me these are slightly less stability because the video showed I didn’t really need as much as the Adrenalines gave me. She said to switch back and forth between the old and new shoes until I get used to them!
I also bought new winter running tights. My old ones have a big old tear right near my hinney. These were the Road Runner brand and on sale for $28! WOO HOO! It was nice being able to try them on in the store too!
Lots of $$$ spent today, but I hope we are happy with our new shoes!!