Okay my bloggy friends, I need your help on this major life-changing decision. I got running on the mind. Probably (most likely) because I ran 5 miles, then watched a documentary about running, then read Runner's World, then looked online at shoes, then went to 4 different shoe stores.
I PROMISE you, I got all my homework done and went to all my classes too. It's just been a VERY productive day.
Sooo after lots of research, I have narrowed the running shoe candidates:
Brooks Purecadence: A supportive minimalist shoe that has the latest technology and provides optimal support, but is still lightweight...
Saucony Hattori: Veeerrrry lightweight/minimal shoe. The most minimal that I will go. It's not that I am totally against Vibrams (5 finger), but mostly I am just too vain to wear them slash I feel like with my recent ankle surgery, I need more support than they provide. BUT, I am all about minimalist running and can see a huge difference on my knees and hips.
So, that's the dilemma. Some of you (my parents) might ask: "And how are you affording ANOTHER pair of running shoes?!" Well mom, I have come up with a BRILLIANT finance-major plan. I am going to stop drinking so much diet coke (which saves like $2 or more per day). Once that habit is kicked, I will have extra cash for the shoes, and I will be healthier.
Like I said, Brilliant. So if you are reading this, PLEASE give me your opinion, even if you just prefer the looks of one shoe over the other!