Good Morning Sunshines 😀
Right now I am out running a 9mileish run and then I have a fun day planned! For now, I am going to tell you about the shoes, like I promised.
It took some time to find them, but for the past 3 or so years I have run in the same style shoe. Always. Asics DS Trainers. I like a lighter shoe that doesn’t have too much cushioning. I tend to find when a shoe has too much cushioning the outsides of my feet hurt. DS Trainers have never let me down. On the website, they are described as: “Legendary for its lightweight supportive ride, this trainer is better than ever. Light enough for training and racing.”
A comfortable running shoe is so important. Poor shoes can lead to not only bad, uncomfortable runs but also injuries.
These are the current pair I am running in. I don’t love the colors this release but they are still as comfortable as ever.
Recently I went to my favorite running store and was told about the new Noosa sneakers. One of the workers, and most knowledgeable runners I know, described them as the newer, better version of the DS Trainers. The first thing I thought was “can a running shoe get better than this!?” The colors are AWESOME too, so clearly I splurged and strayed from the norm. I mean, they even glow in the dark for goodness sake! After YEARS of running in DS trainers I figured I would give new shoes a chance.
The website describes the Noosas as “Designed for quick transitions, maximum breathability, and a lightweight, stable ride.” Clearly they are TRI sneakers but it’s ok with me. They are still light enough to seem comfortable.
I don’t usually run longer than 3-4 miles at a time in new sneakers until I feel like they are really broken in. I’m strange. I did, however, give these bad boys a run for their money
(i don’t think i really understand that phrase so i hope i used it correctly) and did a long run in them. 10 miles and my feet felt good!
After a couple more days of running in them, alternating between the DS Trainers and the Noosas, I started to get some pain near the arch of my one foot. I am not sure what the deal is. I am planning on running in my DS trainers tomorrow and going back to a few shorter runs this week in the Noosa sneakers. I hope that I just need to break them in more.
Overall, I would say that I don’t mind the Noosa’s and I am hoping the arch pain was just a random ache. I will definitely keep running in them while still alternating with the DS Trainers. The Noosa’s have awesome colors on them but you can always spray paint old shoes and add a coat of glitter for fun too, no?
I am not an expert in
anything sneakers, so take what I say with a grain of salt. I think that if you found a shoe you love, stick with them! I hope I start to love my Noosa’s!