January 19, 2014

Running Diaries / New shoes




So like I told you I've been outside running for a few times now. These few times I've been running on some old pair of Nikes, that I had still lying around in my closet. I know you need good running shoes. I just didn't want to spend a fortune on shoes, if I weren't going to continue this new obsession with running.

I decided that I do want to continue this crazy obsession with running, so last Saturday I went out to buy me some running shoes. I was (!) so excited! I couldn't wait to come home with some beautiful new running shoes. So I went to a store that specializes in running shoes (and everything else running). There was a nice girl helping me. I told her that I just started running and that I wanted the right shoes. I tried a few shoes on for the right size. After that I did a little run in the store, in front of a camera. From the video she could see that I'm a normal pronator (good to know). So she got me some socks and some shoes that should be right for my feet.

I put on the shoes and there I went. Outside. On a crowded shopping street. On a Saturday. With two different shoes on. Just lovely. I did that a few times with different shoes, until we decided which ones fitted my feet best. Ok now I've got the right shoes, but I don't really like how they look (understatement of the year). What now? I was afraid that they would get me some boring old shoes and that I would have to beg for a little colour. Oh boy was I wrong. I got the most colourful shoes of the whole store (maybe planet even?). It was so bad I had to beg for a little less colour. The girl told me that they only gave advice on the fit of the shoe, not on the colour. So that's a no, I guess. 

I was disappointed that I didn't get to choose a nice looking shoe (I'm so superficial). I decided to buy them anyway because they fitted right, but I was in a bad mood the rest of the day. I must say that I've changed my opinion a little bit since buying the shoes. They're not that ugly. I took them out for a run twice already and they walk really well. I've to use them a lot more to really form an opinion, but for now they're ok. I'm ok.
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