I might be in love…

…with my new shoes.  Yep, that’s right.  I got new running shoes last night.

Look at them.  Just look.  Take in their splendor.  They’re pink and orange.  They’re perfect.  And they’re mine!

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I went to my local Fleet Feet store last night.  I’d never been and was really looking forward to it.  The sales associate who helped me was awesome.  She measured my feet while sitting and while standing, and watched me walk barefoot around the store.  She determined that I over-pronate and needed a stability shoe.  Now, this is hilarious and awful, because I’ve been using Nike Frees for the last year and a half, which are pretty much the opposite of a stability shoe, and probably explains my foot and hip pain.

First, she brought out a pair of Sauconys and a pair of Nikes.  The Sauconys were pretty nice, but I had major heel slippage with the Nikes (also they looked like old lady shoes).  Next she brought out some Brooks Ravennas, which were similar to the Sauconys and very pretty.  And then she brought out my new loves, the Asics Gel Kayano 20s.  I feel like I’m running on fluffy clouds and kitten cuddles.  They’re like a hug for my feet.  No foot pain.  No knee pain.  No hip pain.

She originally brought out a blue and purple pair, and on a whim I asked if they had any other colors in my size.  When she brought these out, in my favorite color combination of all time, it was like a sign from the heavens–“Rae, these are your shoes.  Take them and run.”

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I simply cannot wait to go do my run tonight.  I’m gonna hit the gym for a quick interval workout before going to our friends Aimee and Andrew’s house for the evening.  We’re gonna make cauliflower crust pizza (hello healthy!) and play Wii.  Mario Kart 4 lyfe!

What are your favorite running shoes?  

Do you ever play video games?

Ever tried using a cauliflower pizza crust?

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14 thoughts on “I might be in love…

  1. SuzLyfe says:

    Those are beyond glorious. Not only becauce who doesn’t love new shoes but hot damn awesome colors! I have made cauliflower pizza crust before, but I need to work on it- I wasn’t so happy with how it turned out.
    I will pone you at Mario Kart. My car is kinda like a go kart and I always feel like I should have triple red/green shell circling me.

  2. dgobs says:

    I’ve experienced shoes that feel like fluffy clouds and hugs, but never kitten cuddles! Sounds like those shoes are winners 🙂 And so fantastically bright!

    My favorite running shoes are Saucony Guides. I’m wearing the last generation right now, but am so excited to get my hands on a pair of the new ones… they feel like they’re meant to be on my feet! There’s really nothing like a fun new pair of shoes to make you want to get out and pound the pavement.

  3. runsaltrun says:

    Oh those are BEAUTIFUL! Congrats on the new shoes! (LOVE the colors!)

    I hope you have a wonderful evening and weekend and ENJOY those new kicks! I’m currently crushing on my new Kinvaras but we will see if the love affair can last through the long run. 🙂

  4. Rachel says:

    I love getting new running shoes! It’s funny that you described these as hugs for your feet, because my Ravennas feel like pillows for mine! So many exclamation marks lol! I hope your run is/was great. 😀

  5. Jen says:

    Very cute shoes! I have a pair of New Balances that I got at a Disney expo last year that I love running in. Sadly, the model in the shoes for this year was a color I didn’t like. I’ve also been running in Asics for the last few months. They’re okay, but I don’t love them.

    • DarlinRae says:

      It can be really hard to find the right shoes. Even if they feel great in the store they might suck on a run. Good luck finding your shoes in a nice color!

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