Instead, I've decided to go with the Under Armour Micro G Connect running shoe. Of course, the bright, electric colors caught my eye, but after researching their performance and customer reviews, these were the lucky ones I chose to start me off on my first run this year. Under Armour describes the shoe as "The ultimate lightweight and ventilated shoe. The Micro G® foam midsole is ultra-responsive, giving you the rebound you need to reach new speeds. Its low-to-the-ground components enhance natural stability and performance. Get underfoot protection and eliminate internal slipping with the 4D Foam™ liner." (Source) So far, no complaints!
Before this pair, I went with Adidas Mens Running Shoes: Mens's adidas Sport Running adiZero Sonic 3 Shoes Prime Green Electricity. "But Kelsie, why would you wear a pair of men's running shoes?" you ask. It's a very simple, yet ridiculous answer. Robert Griffin III. After graduating from Baylor and witnessing this fantastic quarterback turn our football team around, I wanted to do nothing else but support him and follow his career. Obviously, I like the fact these shoes are Baylor colors, but with RG3 being the new face of Adidas and after he wore these shoes at the annual NFL Play 60 event, I had to have them...along with every other hardcore Baylor fan out there. Unfortunately, they weren't available in women's sizes, so I had no choice but to purchase a men's shoe. I have a fairly large foot anyways (I wear a size 10 in women), so it wasn't hard to find my size available and they fit perfectly. Other than my initial reason for purchasing them, they ended up being a great running shoe and lasted me a good 5-6 months and many miles. "They feature a Formotion™ decoupled heel for smoother landings and sprint web to help keep your foot locked down without extra weight." (Source)
If you're an avid runner, you should replace your running shoes every 300-400 miles, depending on your running style, weight, and the surface where you run. Treadmill runners can get closer to 400 miles, while outdoor runners should start thinking about replacing them closer to 300 miles. I plan on going through about 3 pairs this year. Running in old, worn-out shoes is one of the most common causes for running related injuries. Continuing to run in worn-out shoes increases the stress and impact on your legs and joints. Source
What brand of running shoes do y'all like?
This video always comes to mind when I hear the word "Shoes." Fast forward about 1 minute in. It'll make you smile.
01/10/2013: Miles run - 19.5 of 1000. Miles remaining - 980.5 of 1000