Since I had my first run back Saturday it dawned on me that I needed to get some new running shoes. *Squeal* Any girl will tell you there’s nothing like buying shoes but any runner will tell you that regular shoe buying pales in comparison to that of buying a shiny, new running shoe.
On Sunday afternoon I could almost smell that rubber and cardboard shoe box aroma and so the S.O. and I headed over to my favorite running store: FitNiche.
Since I’ve recently heard such amazing things about Brooks, I decided to give them a try. My most trusted shoe guy, Lee, was super helpful and showed me two different styles that fit with my running form and needs.
|Brooks Pure Cadence 2|
|Brooks Ravenna 4|
I loved the lightness of both the Brooks Pure Cadence 2 and the Brooks Ravenna 4. I also loved the way both shoes looked and felt. The deciding factor for me was the mileage I’d get out of the Ravenna 4’s. I’m planning on putting in lots of running miles so I need a shoe that will last at least 400 miles.
After I selected the Ravennas, I also picked out a pair of “knock around” shoes. I had decided a while ago that I wanted some Nike Frees to wear on a day-to-day basis because I just liked the way they look. It was a bonus to find out at the store that they are super comfy too!
Of course the S.O. wanted in on the shoe buying action and Lee was happy to show him some sweet racing flats. I am sorta bummed that I don’t really run fast to require a racing flat cause they make some seriously awesome looking flats.
|“Can I win in these?”|
|The jammin’ Asics Gel Noosa Fast|
There really is nothing like a great day of shoe shopping. Even though we left with our wallets a little lighter we know our feet will be a little faster.
love love love ravennas! I have 4 pairs 🙂 you won't regret getting those… Hope they work good for you! and Im super jealous of your Nike free purchase!
I love the Nike Free too. I want a pair of obnoxious neon colored ones.
I love my Cadences but also heard that the new Ravenna is awesome and want to try them. The toe box used to be a bit smaller
I bought new shoes this weekend too. SQUEAL!!
You obviously couldn't have talked to a better person then Lee. He is awesome. I like the Pure Flows which are the Cadence without the stability, but all of the Pure Project line is awesome and of course it is what you feel the most comfortable in. I cannot wait to see the Mistress of Bayshore back out there smiling again.
I love Brooks shoes! My favs are the Glycerin and the Cadence!
Yay for new shoes! I have those same Ravennas and I also just ordered 2 more pairs of the Pure Cadence. Yes, my name is Jesica and I am a shoe-o-holic. Hope you like your new kicks!
OMG now you can be shoe twinners with Danielle and I. I'm wearing mine right now yo.
You know how I feel about Brooks. Good call on the Ravennas. I too have heard great things about them. 🙂
Running shoe salesmen are a special breed. How they know just what you're going to need from watching a walking gate is thrilling. Yay for new kicks!
I love the color of the Ravennas!! I really want to try the PureFlows, but I love the look of the Ravennas. I'm afraid to switch since I'm doing so well with Asics, but people seem to have jumped on the Brooks train hardcore. Love your purchases! Congrats on the new shoes.
I love my Ravenna's! I have 3 of the same color. I am trying to transition into the Pure cadence, I call them my "fast" shoe now. It is definatly taking time as my ankles hurt a bit after!
Nothing better than new running shoes! 🙂 And I think you'll love the Brooks! They are my favorite brand by far!
Ooooh new shoes! I love my Brooks, I have the Glycerin 10. They have pink on them which means they were meant for me, becauase that is important when buying a running shoe, right? 🙂