Normally, the changes they make are barely noticeable. That's good. I feel like when runners find a shoe they love, they stick with them. I know I do. And when I find them on sale... I buy a bunch! About two years ago, I found my shoes on sale for $59.99. I bought 4 pair and didn't have to buy new shoes for a year. It was wonderful.
My Wave Rider 15s that I have been wearing for the past several months are DONE. My podiatrist even suggested I get new ones. So I was all excited and ordered these cute Waver Rider 16s off Amazon. They were definitely not on sale, but they were going to be my Boston shoes.
They came in the mail yesterday afternoon. Guess what- THEY SUCK! They are soooo different from the 15s. First of all, they feel BIG. Also, the opening of the shoe is lower. I feel like I am wearing a completely different shoe.
I decided to send them back and find some 15s... the same shoe I have been wearing. It turns out, it's pretty hard to find them in a 7.5. I had to look on Ebay. I got a pair that are ugly, but at least they will feel good.
White and pink? BARF!
I know these Wave Rider 15s won't be around long... I am wondering if I should buy a bunch and stock up? I feel like Elaine on Seinfeld when she bought a whole case of Today sponges and tried to hoard them.
This whole shoe debacle definitely ruins my weekend long run plans. I wanted to do 10-12 but I don't want to do them in my old shoes. Ah. What's a gal to do?
Do you have a specific running shoe you have been wearing for years?
Does the company change your shoe?
Do you ever buy a bunch of "your shoe" when it is on sale?