About 2 weeks into my JFK training I decided to have my gait analyzed again. I had been wearing a high stability shoe, the Mizuno Wave Alchemys, for seven or eight years. I had the sense that maybe I should be in a more neutral shoe, and my hunch was confirmed after the folks at RoadRunner Sports watched me run. After testing out several different shoes, I have fallen in love with my ASICS Cumulus. They feel lighter, flexible, less clunky and cushion my foot. It feels like I am running on clouds. But, even though I love my new kicks, I am having a hard time getting rid of my last 2 pairs of Mizunos. I don't know why. I have this weird attachment to them. They carried me through 5 marathons, qualified me for Boston and when I put them on to run errands or whatever, even though they feel heavy and stiff, they are still cozy and comforting.
|Time to clean out the shoe stash - That's over $650 worth of shoes!|