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Friday, January 13, 2012

Spankin New Sneaks

My running partner is 50 lbs, never sleeps in, ALWAYS wants to go for a run,  has black fur....... and decided to eat my sneakers... My beloved $120 Asics.....

I resisted the urge to hit her with said sneaker and assessed the damage.  The result? Toast.... she decided to eat the first few lace holes, as well as rip off the side of the shoe so I could not tie my shoes and had NO ankle support.  But, what is a poor girl to do?  Rig the sneaks and hit the pavement.  After a few runs, a very sore ankle, and tripping over my laces... I decided enough was enough.  My horse and I won a nice $300 dollar check at our last horse show so I took the cash and headed to  Soundrunner in Old Saybrook.

  Throughout my posts, I constantly reference Soundrunner.  I love their quality gear and informative staff.  I bought my last Asics there so I brought them along with me.  I strolled in to find Christine behind the counter.  I bashfully admitted I had been running in these torn and beat up sneakers.   Christine was very helpfull and told me my dog did me a favor... my poor Asics were ready for the garbage can based on the missing material ( thanks Olive ) and worn out treads.  Christine also informed me I should be buying new sneakers every 6 months.  The first thought through my head looked like this ..$$$$.  But, as much as I like to pinch my pennies, buying running sneakers is not the place to do it.   

While I was in the market for some new sneaks, I decided to start the transition to "barefoot" running-  my shins are constantly yelling at me, and I have heard barefoot running is a good solution to shin problems.   Instead of transitioning right to a barefoot shoe such as the Nike Free's, Christine suggested I try these shoes, a lightweight shoe with some support, that would help me transition from my full support asics to no support Vibrams.  20 minutes and $125 dollars later, I said Yes to the Sneaks.
Thanks to Christine for all your help :)

The color, the light weight, the comfort, it was love at first site....
Let me introduce, my Spanking New Sneaks: Adidas Running ADIZERO AEGIS.
  • Find the support you need to crank up the pace with the adiZero™ Aegis 2.0 M from adidas®.
  • A lightweight trainer built to deliver stability and speed.
  • Designed for the runner with a 6:00-9:00 minute per mile pace.
  • Open mesh upper for optimal breathability.
  • Synthetic overlays for structural support.
  • Bonded Omori eyestay upper provides extended life and offers friction-free comfort at the top of the foot.
  • Padded tongue and collar for added comfort.
  • A more snug heel and wider toe box with reduced volume for enhanced comfort.
  • Non-slip lining for a great step-in feel.
  • Molded respoEVA sockliner offers an anatomical fit and soft underfoot support.
  • High-density adiPRENE®+ midsole supplies increased cushioning and rebound through toe-off.
  • Extended TORSION® SYSTEM supplies increased mid-foot and forefoot integrity.
  • adilite stability cradle helps guide the foot throughout the entire gait cycle.
  • Heel/Toe Midsole Height: 23mm/12mm.
  • Midsole Offset: 11mm.
  • Sticky rubber combined with the adiWEAR® outsole provides optimal traction over wet and dry surfaces.
  • FORMOTION™ adapts with every stride providing the smoothest ride.
  • Weight: 9 oz

While all that sounds great.. the true test will be tonight's run...
An update will follow!

Happy Running,

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