If you meet someone who’s just beginning to run, the first question you’re likely to hear is, “What shoes do you wear when you run?” The quest for the Best Running Shoe of All Time is often the first we embark upon as a runner.
And it’s nearly universal for us, particularly since, other than running bras, shoes are our only necessary piece of gear. (Yes, watch-enthusiasts, our only necessary piece of gear.) Many of us even have different shoes for different types of workouts, or simply rotate our favorites to ease wear and tear.
But, as Cinderella taught us, each foot is different, and your best friend’s shoes might be sandpaper to your heels, or your daughter’s brand could pinch your toes. Still, we want to know what everyone else is wearing – and why – so we can make educated decisions about which shoes are right for us the next time we plunk down a hundred bucks (give or take).
I’m always curious to know what I could discover by introducing a new shoe into my rotation, so I want to hear from you, dear readers!
What are the makes and models of your current shoes?
When do you wear each pair? What made you choose that shoe? Is it your first time on this model, or have you purchased several pairs over time? As always, we’ll take your answers in the comments.