So I have this theory that when you slip the right running shoe on your foot you’ll just know.
You’ll take those first few steps and think, “YES! I found it, this is IT!”
It’ll be a perfect fit like Cinderella’s glass slipper.
I’m currently in the market for some new running shoes and I’m having a problem…
I’m not finding my glass slipper!
I’ve tried on pair, after pair, after pair and I just can’t decide on anything! (Plus I’m sure I’m driving the staff at my local Marathon Sports CRAZY! Luckily it’s my friend Dave and my husband though, so at least one of them is used to dealing with my crazy!)
I’ve never been hugely married to one brand when it comes to running shoes. I’m currently rotating between 3 different brands for all my running, but unfortunately the two I use for long distance are on their way out and desperately need to be replaced!
One of the great things about attending the Marathon Sports run club is that we occasionally have a reps from different running companies come with sneakers for us to demo on our runs – it’s such a great way to try out new brands and running gear!
Recently a rep from Hoka One One came and that definitely added to my confusion! I had never really considered running in Hoka’s before, but after trying them out at run club last week I really liked them!
Then I tried on a pair of New Balance, which I’ve never run in either, and I really liked them too!
The problem is I’m not 100% sold on either.
As part of my “research” I even took my Brooks Launch lobster shoes out for a run (they had previously only been indoor/ wear to work shoes).
Fortunately a quick run ruled those out as my “glass slipper”.
So I’ve narrowed it down to 3…and I REALLY need to just make a decision!
Seriously, does anyone else have this much trouble deciding on sneakers or is it just me?!?
The demos with the tech reps that come to my local running shop are helpful. But it is a continuing journey. I prefer a shoe to disappear under my feet..if it does it is a big winner for me. I’ve been a Newton fan for so long now, but the newest hokas are winning the primary spots in the rotation..they’re awesome!
Yeah, I really did like the Hoka’s when I tried them…I am waiting for my store to get in a size for me to try on, but as of now as long as it fits I think I’m leaning towards the Hoka – glad to hear you like it!
i have a hard time too. for me its so hard to tell in the store. really only know once i get home if they are the ‘perfect pair.’ as someone who is already a bit of a fickle shopper, i feel your pain!
Yeah, I feel like I really need to be able to go for a run in a show to know if it’s the right one!
I judge a good shoe store by how many pairs of shoes they want me to try on. If I’ve tried on 5 or more pairs, then I know they’re good! I have to buy a new pair, and should have a month or so ago, so I can’t help the confusion!
I know what you mean, I love getting new sneakers, but it’s always such a difficult process! I think I just over think it…
I TOTALLY have the same issue. And the current problem is that my two favorite shoe models have both been discontinued! I have a few spare pairs stashed away, but sooner or later I’m going to have to go glass slipper hunting…
Haha, yay for hoarding! Sounds like you have some time before you’ll need to worry about it : )
No advice here, I’ve been running in the same brand/model for over a year. While they aren’t my perfect “glass slipper” shoes, they work and don’t seem to cause any problems, so I just roll with it. Good luck with your decision!
Thanks! I honestly can’t say I’ve had any problem with my Asics, so I’m wondering if I should just stick with them, or if I should try something new…
It’s hard. You always wonder if something else might be better.
My feet and biomechanics seem to be married to Asics. That’s a problem when Asics changes their shoes to the point where I don’t have a good fit. That happened a couple years ago.
Ugh, so frustrating when a go to shoe changes!
I have been wearing the Brooks Ravenna model for a long time, over 4 years. I’ve had additional fittings to make sure I am in the right shoe, but these continue to be my glass slipper
I thought I had found my glass slipper in the Saucony Triumph, but unfortunately they wore our REALLY quickly and started giving me pretty bad blisters! : (
I always struggle to find running shoes because I need stability (I overpronate severely enough that my left leg goes numb in regular shoes), but when I went shopping for a pair of trail running shoes, I tried on several pairs, and when I got to the La Sportiva ones (I think they are called Bushido), they went on like a glove and as soon as they were on my feet, I was like, these are the ones. And I have loved them ever since!