Any other Boyz II Men fans out there?
You may remember, I bought my first pair of Brooks back in September.
Those shoes have carried me though a 10k PR…
Through my FIRST ever half marathon…
Through my second half marathon…
Through several 5ks, a relay and through training for my upcoming half marathon.
But there’s no denying it. My shoes have seen better days.
And it makes me sad. I’m having a hard time letting go. I can’t believe I’m feeling sentimental over a pair of shoes!
I love my Mizuno Wave Creation 13s, but I accidently got them a half size too small. They are great for shorter runs (I even ran my last 5k in them) but they start bothering my toes after three miles.
I really wish I had gotten them in the right size because I love the way they fit my foot. They’re not technically a “support” shoe, but they cradle my semi-high arch perfectly. I’ve noticed that my Brooks Ghost 4s have completely lost all arch support and my ankles were aching after my five mile run on Saturday. My Mizuno’s also make me wonder if the Ghost style ever had enough arch support for me.
So what should I do? Should I finally retire my beloved Brooks? Should I buy the Mizuno’s I love in a half size bigger? Or should I just go back to the drawing board?
What is your all-time favorite pair of shoes? Anyone else have a hard time letting go?