Pretty excited because I bought not one, but two new pairs of running shoes tonight. I really try to support my local shops pretty much on anything I purchase, but my local running shop (LRS) has a really poor selection in my size--size 14. When I walk in and let them know I need a stability shoe in a size 14, they bring out their single option, in the single color they carry. Which is better, I have to say, than any other local stores--franchise, chain, or otherwise--who don't even stock 14s. They're happy to direct me to their websites though.
So web shopping I went indeed.
My go to running shoe has been the Brooks Adrenaline, and this year's GTS 13 seems to carry on the Adrenaline name quite well if the reviews I've read are true. So of course I ordered up a pair--in lovely gray and yellow. I had no idea that Brooks had so many cool colors--I've always been stuck with the standard blue and white or red and white because that's all my LRS stocked.
I've been reading that rotating shoes is a good thing, and not only just different pairs, but different types and styles. From what I understand this can help prevent over-use injuries by varying food/joint position. This totally makes sense to me from a physiologic point of view, so I bought into the strategy. I've read a few articles about the Brooks PureCadence 2. It's an interesting shoe because it has minimalist aspirations, but it's also a stability shoe. Since the high school student/shoe guru at my LRS gravely diagnosed me as a pronator, a stability shoe is in order.
I'm excited about my new shoes, I can't wait to get them!
And PS, Dick's Sporting Goods has just average pricing, but also has free shipping on footwear, and free returns.