It’s that time again. Time to get things off my chest with Marcia’s Runfessions at Marcia’s Healthy Slice…
This month’s should actually be called Shoefessions.
1. I runfess…
I went to our local running store to buy more Gu. The cashier asked me if I needed any running shoes. It was hard to refuse but I said “No, because you don’t carry Topos.”
And he replied, “We just started to but they are not displayed yet.”
Well, you know the rest of the story…
Do you have a hard time resisting buying new running shoes in a store?
2. I runfess…
I have several types of Topos – actually 3 (FlyLyte, Ultrafly and Magnifly). They are all wearing out at the same time because I alternate them.
I was tempted to buy another pair but I also wanted to try the two types that I don’t own – Phantom and Cyclone.
Do you buy the same shoe or do you like to try different ones?
So the salesperson brought me the Phantoms in grey and the Cyclones in sky blue.
I didn’t like either of the colors. In fact, the color choice for Topos are really lacking.
In the end, I asked them to order both in white (ok, at least it’s neutral and I do not have any white shoes.)
Does color matter to you when choosing a running shoe?
4. I runfess…
I usually only buy shoes online if I have run in them before. I like to try them on in the store to see if they are comfortable and run in them.
However when I went to the shoe to pick up my shoes, I was pressed for time. So I just grabbed them and left.
Do you buy you shoes online or do you try them on in the store?
My plan was to run in both pairs and then decide which pair I liked, if any and return one or both.
Well, I liked both. The Phantoms are heavier and have more support so good for longer time on my feet. The Cyclones are light and airy so better for short runs and short races. So I kept them both.
My justification: Saved $$ on gas not going back to the store, had $25 & $5 coupons for the store and at work, if we participate in Virgin Pulse and get $100 each quarter (Mar, June, Sept, Dec). IOW, that second pair was free!!
Do ever buy TWO pairs of running shoes at the same time?
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