Asics and Saucony and Mizunos, oh my! Asics and Saucony and Mizunos, oh my!
I took a trip to OZ yesterday and tried on “forty-leven” pairs of shoes at a local store. Tapped my heels together three times and left the store like a “twista” with a pair of Asics off the clearance table. There’s no place like home, I thought. Just let me out of here. I wasn’t even sure if I liked the shoes or not. I think I just bought them because I ran the poor sales clerk, who had only been working there for the past three days, to death. Yes, this tin lady does have a heart.
Basically, I have trained in about every brand of shoe and can honestly say that I have no clue which shoe I like the best. In fact, I am embarassed that I didn’t even know the brand of my latest running shoe until I just looked in my workout bag: Asics Gel Kayana 16. They have done their job. My knees and ankles are still intact. I am not complaining. But, I really want to find a shoe that makes me want to buy it over and over again. I want to feel like I am rolling up on Michelin tires. I want each stride to feel like I am floating in a big ole Lexus running about 70mph down the highway. I want each step to feel like I am falling into the plushest down comforter on the planet…
It’s almost 4:30!!! Time to go follow, follow, follow the yellow brick road!