“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” is a great American adage that applies to so many areas of life, but is particularly applicable to running, and especially applicable to running shoes. While it can be tempting to try the latest running shoes that your friends are raving about, it is important to wear a shoe that is right for you. After years of trying different brands and styles I have learned that Mizuno running shoes are right for me–especially the ones that provide some stability.
These new shoes were bought with my own hard-earned money
–although I did score a 25% discount from RoadRunner Sports. 😉
My History With Mizuno Running Shoes
I’ve been a Mizuno girl for a while now, but I wasn’t always so loyal to a brand of running shoes. My very first running shoes were Nike Shox, which my husband got for me because they looked so cool. They probably weren’t the best shoe for me, and may have contributed to my very first running injury, but I didn’t know about pronation, or stability shoes, or specialty running stores back then.
After a bad case of plantar facitiis, my podiatrist put me in a pair of high stability shoes. I honestly can’t remember the brand, but I’m pretty sure they weren’t Mizunos. It was after my plantar facitiis got better and those shoes wore out that I fell in love with Mizuno running shoes.
I don’t know when I bought my first pair of Mizuno Wave Inspire shoes, but once I did, there was no looking back. Well, there was, but every time I tried a different brand, I’d feel a twinge or a tweak that sent me running back to the store to return them before my exchange period ran out. Now when I want to try a different style of running shoe, I tend to stick with Mizunos. I loved the light support of the Wave Rider and Wave Sayonara, and even gave the Hitogami a try. When a running assessment suggested I needed more stability again, I opted for the Wave Paradox because they just felt right on my feet. Now I’m back in Wave Inspire and looking forward to my spring races in these hot new shoes.
This week’s Wednesday Word is stability.
Running shoes aren’t the only stable thing in my life. I’ve had the same city as a mailing address my whole life (not counting my address at college), I’ve had the same Valentine for over 32 years, and I’ve worked for the same law firm for over 24 years (not counting the two years I clerked for a federal judge). Some might say that my life is boring, or predictable, but I say,
Do you think you have enough or too much stability in your life?
Is there a bran you are particularly loyal to?