Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Running shoes I'm stuck with


This is the Mizuno wave rider II running shoe that I purchased recently. I went to Wasatch Running thinking they would find me a good shoe to help me with the issues I was having with my feet. Chris and I went there a long time ago to find a shoe for him. They watched him run down a path they have in their store to see how he runs and then fit a shoe to accommodate his running style. Then they let him try on a handful of pairs that were all ridiculously priced. Anyways, we left and he bought a decent pair he likes for less than half the price.

I went back just before my marathon to see if this company could help me with my feet issues. I left having paid way to much for this pair. I can't say they help me with my feet issues. I still had feet pain when I ran and even when I walk in them now. Not to mention that there is not much padding on the heal and I felt like my heals were being ripped apart before I put padding underneath the soles.

BTW, Chris is a better shopper than I am. He's patient, does his research, shops around and compares.

7 comments:

Lettie said...

Usually at places like that they let you bring hem back in so many days if they aren't working out for you.

the narrator said...

that reminds me. i need to pick up some running shoes.

Travis, Amy, Luke, Kate and Jillian said...

But they look nice...

lucy said...

they are cute, but that's about it

Sara C. said...

I had to go see a podiatrist for ankle/foot problems. My right foot has been feeling weird, almost like a light sprain or something. He thinks it might be the shoes I was wearing for running. And possibly achiles issues. He gave me a splint to wear at night and recommended some running shoes. The shoes he recommended are great, and are cheaper than the shoes I was wearing prior. He is in our ward, so I feel comfortable that he is not ripping me off and trying to sell me crap (which he didn't).

Anonymous said...

food for thought
http://nymag.com/health/features/46213/

familia Bybaran said...

oops, sorry for the anonymity, this is Mehrsa. The no-shoe thing worked for Jared, he swears by it.

I'm glad we reconnected. Your family is beautiful. Where are you living and what are you up to?

We're in NYC, been here for a few years, so far so good.