November 7, 2013
Yup that's right it's time to exchange those sneakers. So after Sunday's run I went back to the really dead old running shoes to see if I was still having pain. And no pain with the old sneakers which confirms my concern…it was the new shoes.
I truly understand the recommendation of a less structured sneaker, however I also have always been told don't make a major change (unless you are having issues due to your current pair) when you are increasing mileage. You either increase mileage or make a major change to your form or sneakers etc - never both.
So back to the store I went. The shoe expert I dealt with this time was wonderful and agreed with me the sneaker was too big of a change. In fact the new pair was NOTHING like my old pair and was probably way too big of a change combined with increasing mileage. Of course they no longer make my sneaker but we came out with something that is considered similar. Hopefully this will work.