I just bought my first official running shoes so of course I want to talk about them.
I also have really strange shaped feet so maybe my "review" will help someone else in the market for new shoes.
So I apologize for the gross foot picture but...
See how my toes do not touch? (And how I also have the worlds smallest toe nails?)
Yeah, that would be because my feet are really broad at the balls of my feet, but narrow elsewhere.
Sometimes I have issues getting a good fit on shoes because of it.
Most shoes just feel tight across the middle of my foot.
I usually have to stretch shoes out before they feel comfortable.
Wide width shoes do not really work either because then my foot is sliding around in the back.
I was fitted for my running shoes just recently by Fleet Feet.
I do not have any injuries or pain when I run.
I do not have flat feet or super high arches.
They said I have very good & normal wear to my older pair of shoes which means I walk/run how I am supposed too.
No crazy side of foot or tip toe walking here.
Besides my broad feet, I am pretty normal.
Except only 1 pair of shoes in the store actually fit me!
They would be the fabulous Mizuno Wave Riders 16.
They have a wider "toe box" so they work for me!
And I think they are pretty.
No crazy colors here... which I like.
They kind of remind me of volleyball shoes...
At $115, I think its a pretty fair price as well.
Since I have been fitted once now, I doubt I will again in the future.
Unless I start having some problems or want shoes specifically for strengthening my feet or something.
I am hoping that in 6 months when these gals are ready to be retired I can catch a deal on another pair at Sports Authority or something.
And I saved the best part for last...
Before these shoes I was averaging 9:45 - 10 minute miles...
Today I averaged 8:55!!
I have been speedy fast since I bought these shoes.
I guess the lighter weight.
Maybe the tread?
I don't know exactly what it is...
But they definitely make running feel great!