It’s been recommended that if you run, you have a pair of runners dedicated to doing that and only that. Running shoes are expensive (the decent ones are) and you definitely want to get the most mileage out of each pair as you can.
I’m very guilty for not always following this rule. I try to have dedicated runners but it rarely works out that way. I both awe and envy the pictures of 10 pair of running shoes that I sometimes see on Instagram. I’d also have that many…if I never threw out the old ones. Truthfully, new running shoes are a very hard item to fit into the budget because they are expensive and need to be changed out every so often. I can never afford to buy more than one pair at a time. At most, I will have two pair in rotation: one on the way in, one on the way out. The ones on the way out then get relegated to all my other fitness stuff and the ones on the way in I try to use only for running.
I’ve been riding an Asics high for a few years now. I get horrible blisters when I run longer distances and have yet to ever find a shoe that solves this. I’ve been assessed 8 ways from Sunday and no one has been able to solve that mystery and give me the magic shoe. What I do find is that the cushioning in Asics works well for me and my bum knees and the toe bed always has lots of room for my duck feet to fit into.
Here are my beauties:
How many pairs of workout shoes do you own? Do you buy in multiples? What brand has stolen your heart and your loyalty?