Happy Feet

If you’re anything like me you know the value of being non-materialistic. You also know it’s the duty of all good Americans to contribute to the economy and buy lots of things.

So, as part of my civic duty, I always try to help stimulate the economy. Rings, Shirts, Bags, Cookies, Coffee…. Whatever, I can do to bestow upon our society a better, stronger, America. On this fine Monday I decided to buy a pair of sneakers.

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For every pair of sneakers you buy, Obama will shed a year of thankfulness in your honor. If you don’t like him, imagine it’s someone from the Tea Party, or whoever you prefer.

Due to my donation towards American debt, I would like to say, you’re welcome.

But in all seriousness… I just needed to feel motivated to run today and it was due time for a new pair of sneaks. Happy consumerism Monday to me! And in super-seriousness, the only thank you I’m getting today are coming from my feet. You’re welcome!

It’s my first time buying Asics. What’s your favorite running sneaker?!

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44 thoughts on “Happy Feet

  1. I have always worn Nike for running. I know that they are not the best running shoes, but they surely look the most fashionable! šŸ˜‰ I’m considering Asics or New Balance shoes for my next pair!

    • Yes me too! I have the flex and I’m obsessed with them. Solely (pun intended) because they are an awesome color. I went to the nike store today to buy a new pair and the new version doesn’t feel the same as last years and I’m uber picky about how my shoes feel. Figured I would switch it up and try something new. I’m horrible with shoe change and I’m kinda sad that these aren’t as cool looking, but it’s worth a shot. I’ll give you the details and let you know how it goes.

  2. Awe, buying stuff is fun, especially when you don’t do it that often. I think there’s enough guilt in the world. Enjoy the new running shoes. As for running…..bwahahahaha…..I’m the last person to ask. I have a pair of tennis shoes I wear about 3x per year and never break a sweat in them.

    • I was like that too. I started running in August- before last year I owned one pair of sneakers that I had for that every once in a while I was told to “bring sneakers.” Life changed and now I call myself a runner every once in a while.

    • Ugh I always buy the squeaky shoes. It’s so awkward when you’re walking alone in a silent hall, squeaking the whole time. I’ve never owned reeboks or sauconys. I’m relatively new to the sneaker game. Basically, since I never worked out I saw no purpose in owning sneakers. Not so much anymore.

    • Hahaha! Yes colors are so important. I almost bought turquoise ones with lime green, but the shoe didn’t feel right. The shallow person in me is really into how cute my running sneakers look… But the practical person in me is telling my shallow side to shut up.

      • If you’d asked me a couple of months ago I’d be telling you all about my awesome Brooks Pure Cadence but with all the injuries I’ve been having lately I’m a little reluctant to recommend them until I know they’re not the cause of it all!

      • Oh where to start……Mostly it’s due to muscle imbalances in my glutes which manifest in my hips and knees. And then compensation injuries trying to correct for the glute issues. Our bodies are so complicated. It’s pretty much all overuse injuries so it’s hard to know if the shoes are contributing factor or not.

      • Ugh- I need to be extra aware because I have lupus. I’m always trying to figure out if I’m sore because of lupus or overexertion. I hate the doctors as well, so it would be nice to keep my health as in check as possible. Injuries = downside of running.

  3. Nice! Can’t wait to hear how you like the Asics. I’m currently running in the Brooks Pureflows (and have for the last 2 years), but am thinking it may be time to try something new. I scoured the newest Shoe Review Guide in Runner’s World and need to make a decision soon. Enjoy!

    • It took me nearly 2 hours to make a decision. I went to two stores and asked way too many questions. You would think I’m picking a college the way I put effort unto finding these. As I was checking out in the store I laughed- if this is the hardest decision in my day, life’s not that bad.

      • You are so right – it can be a very difficult decision, but it’s a positive decision to have to wrestle with! šŸ™‚ I’m open to new brands this time around, so I’ll keep my eye out for them! Happy running!

    • Courtney also runs in mizunos. Where have I been and why have I never heard of these?! I was never a sneaker person, but I’m definitely a shoe person. I didn’t know I was so ignorant to the world of running.

  4. I have been running in Nike Frees for about a year now. Asics used to be my absolute favorite and I wouldn’t even try anything else for a loooong time! I hope you enjoy them and they make your feet happy! šŸ™‚

    • I can always justify spending money. It’s amazing how good I am at it. For example: I need new shoes, these are crippling my feet. My feet are important. Health care of my feet in the long run would be more costly (physically and financially) than investing in safe sneaks šŸ˜‰

  5. My first proper pair of running shoes are my Saucony Guide 7’s and they are awesome! I need to start looking for a new pair but I might just buy the same shoe, just different colour šŸ™‚ Enjoy your new shoes! šŸ™‚

    • I went to buy the shoes I was running in them and their 2014 version are different ad just didn’t feel right. It’s moments like these that I wish I bought out the store for every pair of 2013s when I had the chance!

    • When you say injured, what exactly do you mean?! I’m always concerned with running injuries that are slight because I’m not sure I’ll notice damage I’m doing. So far I love the asics!

      • After a month of running in my Brooks, I’m fairly sure I had a stress fracture, or the beginnings of one. I took 6 or 7 weeks off of running, but didn’t have health insurance at the time so I couldn’t afford a bone scan. A friend of mine who is a Chiro ordered X-rays for me which showed nothing but you really need an MRI or bone scan. Anyway, I went back to my Asics a few months later and I’ve been great ever since! Glad you are liking them, they are really top quality running shoes!

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