Monday, March 17, 2008
Yeah, Baby, Yeah!
Getting a new pair of running shoes is a lot like buying a new car. The smell, the feel, the magic of something new on my feet.......ahhhh. I used to think that this strange feeling was something found only in female social circles, where a new pair of shoes was like chocolate. But then i started running.
Last week i decided to step out of my Brooks "comfort zone" and try something a little more on the wild side: The Adidas Supernova Control 10. So far, this shoe is a little piece of heaven. This shoe has just the right mix of medial support and cushion. I'm a "late-stage" pronator and at heel strike i hit very lateral, but the Supernova controls both of these things very well. I had almost conceded the fact that i would always feel some sort of ache or pain with my long runs, but this weekend I ran without even a twinge! Now the question is how long is this going to last? Maybe I'm still in the "honeymoon" phase ;) I guess we'll see, but for now this shoe is making things a lot easier for me. If you tend to need a little stability in your shoes, but don't want a big motion control shoe, i would check this one out.