The Old Time Shoe Dilemma Continued…
This weekend was one of those weekends that we runners hate. I paid for the hotel in advance to get the best rate, I paid for train tickets and then… I was injured so couldn’t run the Relish Events Two Tunnels 10K. It was a sensible choice not to attempt it, especially as I had a number of ailments that caused my withdrawal.
It did mean that I needed to see the doctor as well as my new local physio Monday and I did and somehow they dosed me, manipulated me and tonight, Wednesday I think, I continued my quest for the shoe that will get me through the Berlin Marathon.
Tonight’s run home was brought to you by the NIKE FREE RUN 5.0 and NIKE DRIFIT SOCKS
Now I have owned these shoes before as more of a Vans, Skate shoe and walked around in them running in them once. I now have two pairs of the FREE 5s to try and the fluorescent yellow ones got me home from work.
How did they feel?
They certainly did fit my fat wide feet, and the wide toe box was good for me. Even though they are 9s and the lady at Runners Need measured my trotters at 8 1/2 they were tight and I needed to remove the insoles to make them fit better.
They certainly grew on me over time and by mile 3-4 I was happily padding around at the sub 7 min KM slow jogging pace that gets me home.
I am not convinced by them yet and will likely run a Parkrun in them as well as couple more runs home. There is still the On Cloudrunners, NB Foam Zante, and the Nike Free Flyknit to try, as well as going back to the old Adidas Pure Boost and Hoka One One Stinsons, and Altra Torins.
The search is not over.