My poor running shoes. After 300 miles, my Mizuno Elixirs are starting to feel a little funny in the heels and under the ball of my foot. The tread is wearing down and my feet are starting to whisper to me that it’s about time to trade in or risk injury.
This isn’t a huge surprise. I’m racking up the miles again and my next pair of shoes will be the third pair for 2008. I’m toying with the idea of saving all my running shoes for the year and then doing something artistic and wacky with the pile of leftover running sneakers.
I’ve been really happy with my Mizuno Wave Elixirs, and I know that I should stick with what works, but part of me loves the idea of trying something new. I admit that I’m intrigued by the latest shoe reviews on RunnersWorld. Plus, some of the new designs are just so cool looking… not that I should care what the shoe looks like. Right?
So, does anyone have suggestions about whether I should go with what I know, or try something new. Should I look for a distance shoe and a shorter, faster shoe?