The outside of my right foot has been hurting for a couple weeks. And you know what that means – time to blame the shoes. Right now I’m rotating four pairs of shoes. Two are getting up around 400 miles and should probably be retired soon or at least restricted to short runs only. I don’t think these are the main source of the problem, though.
The shoes I believe to be causing me problems are not old – just over 100 miles - but I think they’re just too ridiculous. There are a lot of ridiculous shoes out there these days. They’ve all got the new super extra stabil-torsion-loop-cross-hyper-lite-whatnots… but, hey, they look cool and that’s what counts, right?
Well, looking cool is fine enough, and I have to admit that I do judge a shoe by its appearance a little too often. But when the shoe starts trying to tell my foot what to do, it’s game over, man. My feet know what they’re doing just fine on their own thank you very much.
So I did my best to listen to my feet in the store and I think I found some nice cushy shoes without too much hooplah. Already my feet feel better (is that even possible?). I think I’ll take them out for an easy three tonight…