My shoes are again wearing out.
They are the ones in the background here on this blog.
I really like my shoes. I never thought I’d be a Saucony gal, but they really do work for me.
Yes, shoes wear out, but mine seem to be wearing at an outstanding pace.
I’ve tried a few other styles of shoes after realising that the shoes are just going to wear fast.
I finally bought a pair of Brooks Pure Cadence. They are an improvement from the last time I tried a pair of Brooks, but I have not found myself able to run in them for long times. They are really just too soft feeling. Like running on marshmallows.
So I went back to the Saucony.
The Mirage was being phased out. I bought multiple pairs on sale from Holabird sports. I really recommend Holabird, they ship quick. Now I am down to 3 pairs. I can not find any pairs anywhere in my size. There is a Mirage 2, but…I am not 100% sure I will like it, and I don’t want to try it until I have some time to try it out, not while I’m trying to get this Marathon done.
Given how fast they are wearing, this may or may not be enough to get me through the next 6 months. I’ve been getting about 2 months out of each pair. But as my training progresses, so will my miles, and thus the wear is going to be a bit faster.
The problem is that the sole of the Mirage is all EVA There is none of the black “rubber” sole that wears a bit longer. It makes the shoe super light, but….
So I was thinking of invoking MacGuyver.
And sticking these babies on the bottom of the shoes to see if I could delay the wear…
I spoke to my very special Physical Therapist…who was a little bemused. He was first very very surprised that they shoes had worn as much as they had. Then he worried that I’d be slipping since sometimes these stick on things are sort of gritty like emery boards. So…still thinking if I want to try it out.
Dear Saucony…I do love your shoes! Would it kill you to add a bit of the black blown rubber to the soles? It sure would make me dee-lighted!