I am really good at rotating my running shoes. I never wear one pair of running shoes for more than a day in a row EXCEPT when I get a new pair. Then I can’t help myself from wearing the new pair of running shoes a few days in a row because I am so excited about how new they feel.
I wore my new pair of Energy Boosts four days in a row this week but I promise I am back to rotating now that I got it out of my system.
Last week when I went to Runner’s Edge for the new pair of Energy Boosts, I had the itch to try on a different pair of running shoes. I knew this would only cause confusion and I wouldn’t actually switch but sometimes, I want to try something else, you know?
I tried on the Saucony Freedom.
First, let me just say that the Saucony Freedom are BEAUTIFUL. The pictures don’t even do these shoes justice. The shade of turquoise combined with the rainbow bottom…I was in love!
I notice the beauty of running shoes even more than the average runner since I have been running in Energy Boosts for so many years which basically means plain, boring and um, not pretty.
The Saucony Freedom felt like heaven at first, until I felt my heels. I knew right away that the heel drop was too low for me.
Even without fully understanding such technical lingo, I informed the running shoe person helping me that the heel drop was too low for me and that I needed at least 8 mm to be comfortable.
Seriously, I have no idea what I just said, I just know that less than that many millimeters in my heel causes me heel pain in both feet. Turns out the Saucony Freedom are at a 4 mm drop. See! I knew what I was talking about without understanding what I am talking about!
If you don’t have heel drop issues and like running in a neutral shoe, I definitely recommend trying the Saucony Freedom. They are a neutral shoe, really light but a good amount of cushion. I wish I could have tried to make them work for me. Notice I keep saying “try”. Running shoes often feel great in the store but actually running in the shoes is a whole other experience. It takes time to find the right running shoe!
In other news, I stepped on way too many sesame seeds in my kitchen the other morning. Seriously. Every single step was another sesame seed under my toes.
It seems that my son decided to toast himself a bagel after I went to sleep at night and of course didn’t clean anything up. Note to self: only purchase plain bagels to keep in the house from now on.
On This Day:
It’s Okay When What You Eat Changes < – Change is an okay thing!
Would You Still Be My Friend If You Knew? < – Well, would you? Even if I am telling you that I am not a friendly runner and can’t tolerate vodka without fainting on the floor?thinking out loud #runningshoes #running #thinkingoutloud #onthisday Click To Tweet
What color are your running shoes right now? Did you have a choice or you had to take what was available for your model?
Anyone wear the Saucony Freedom? Please let us know what you think!