I was hoping they had the blue K-ona’s but I couldn’t be picky when Fran was able to get me a new pair of sneakers for half price at the Timberman 70.3. I’m willing to pay some money to have the right shoes because nothing is worse than blisters during a long run or shin splints because you’re running long distances in old shoes. Yes, my shoes here still look pretty new, but after a summer of lots of running the tread was noticeable thinner and thus, I was probably overdue for some new kicks.
I started wearing K-Swiss a few years ago because of course they switched the design on the Asics I wore for years and I got blisters in a race. The K-Swiss triathlon shoes (there are a few versions) have great drainage and are very soft and comfortable. Unfortunately my running store recently stopped carrying them so I may have to consider switching unless Ironman once again sells them at the shop when I go to Eagleman 70.3 in June. (Yup-I’m signed up and have a hotel rez with Fran!) If you’ve done this race, let me know your tips!
Some say you should change your shoes every 300 miles and some say every 6 months. I sort of do a mixture of the two. Of course I have quite a few so I give some away, keep one for kicking around and of course have my lawn mowing pair. I try not to wear my current running pair for anything but running. And now, I have to buy a new stash of yankz! What shoes do you love and how often do you change your shoes?