I’ve been using a pair of Brooks running shoes for about two years now. I’ve never been a fan of their blue/green color scheme, but they seemed decent for running. One of my former colleagues who is an avid runner informed me at the time that Brooks makes very good running shoes (in his opinion.)
I read somewhere that you should replace your running shoes every 12 months or 500 miles (whichever comes first. I don’t know how true that is, or if it’s something shoe companies want you to do. I do know that my left foot has been aching recently, and my wife had a $20 off coupon to Dick’s Sporting Goods. so it couldn’t hurt to check out my options.
After about an hour of thinking and trying on shoes, I settled on a new pair of Brooks Revel 2 sneakers. Neutral shoes. In speaking with a sales rep, he noticed that my left foot pronates (leans inward a bit) so I thought that was funny. The arch in my left foot aches at times and he picked up on that without me telling him. Funny. I’ll give the company credit for hiring someone knowledgeable.
I took his advice and picked up some special insoles that would replace the ones in my sneakers, and provide more arch support.
I took the sneakers out for a long workout on Tuesday night, and I’m still getting used to them. They feel very cushioned. I still need to break them in. Wish me and my stupid feet good luck.