After destroying my Mizuno Riders at the Trail Mix Relay in April (note to self: wear old shoes on a muddy trail run), I bought a the new, updated model. I wore them a few times and they felt... different. I couldn't put my finger on what was wrong but then I went for a 12 miler that ended like this:
Not one to give in easily, I kept running in them. My feet started to hurt in ways they never have. I switched back to an old pair that was buried in my closet and have been running in those for a few weeks. With my mileage starting to pick up, I knew I couldn't run much longer in shoes that were already worn out.
I've been running in Mizuno Riders for years now. Years. The process of finding a new shoe is exhausting. Needless to say I was procrastinating on beginning the whole process. With vacation and a couple of races looming, I bit the bullet tonight. After some time at Marathon Sports, I ended up with these:
|Asics Sky Speed|
Asics says: A superior, race-inspired training flat, this 9.8-ounce gem is pure performance. Features ASICS® Impact Guidance System (I.G.S.®) and a neutral platform, to allow high-mileage training, with an enhanced Biomorphic Fit® Upper for superior comfort.