36 Pairs of Running Shoes Later
During the last year, I’ve run in a lot of shoes. Since I work at a running store, I’m able to see and try new shoes. Typically I only try shoes I think I will like. Why would I waste time, injury, and money on a shoe I probably wouldn’t like?
Thinking out loud, I thought it would be fun to look back at all of the shoes I’ve run in since May 2016. That and I needed to clean out my closet.
Asics Nimbus 19
New Balance Fresh Foam Zante
Mizuno Wave Enigma 6
Including racing flats, it ended up being 36 pairs of shoes. Most shoes had between 200-400 miles on them.
Brooks Ghost, Glycerin, and Saucony Freedom. This particular year, all three shoes were great options. I felt as though the Brooks Ghost fit my foot the best.
Most Surprising Shoe (Positive):
I didn’t think I would like the Nike Lunarglide or Brooks Launch as much as I did. The Lunarglide went through a substantial update which allowed those needing a neautral shoe to run successfully in it.
Before the Brooks Ghost 9, I hadn’t had success in any Brooks shoes. Both shoes were great, and I saw both of those to the end of their lifespan.
adidas SuperNova (Negative):
I thought I would like the Supernova because I liked the Energy Boost. The SuperNova felt good for shorter runs, but my feet would ache (because of the width) for longer runs. I logged less than 100 miles in it before deciding it wasn’t getting any better.
Longest Lasting Shoe:
adidas are supposed to the last the longest. Realistically, I know they do, however, due to the width I haven’t seen any pair I’ve tried to it’s full potential of 700 miles.
Shortest Lasting Shoe:
Any racing flat will last less around 100 miles. The Saucony Type A was no exception!
Total Shoes (including flats): 36
Questions for you:
Which running shoes are currently in your shoe rotation?
How many pairs of shoes did you run in this year?