During my past couple of runs, I could tell my foot strike was different. It feels like I’m hitting the ground on the outer edge of my foot and it feels all kinds of weird trying to correct it. If I stop thinking about correcting it, then I go back to the weird strike, which is pretty much what happens with my short attention span.
I decided to check out the wear on my old pair of 11s. This pair has 600+ miles on them and all the wear is on the edge of the heel.
While my 14s don’t have that many miles on them yet, I can tell the wear is starting on the edge of the heel just like the 11s, so it makes sense that my foot strike is different. (Maybe that’s why I was put in stability shoes when I first had my gait analyzed?)
I also checked the wear on my Brooks Ghost 5s, which have about 400 miles on them. All the wear is right in the middle of the shoe and nothing on the heels.
So, I thought there was something slightly off when I ran in my Brooks at first, but it was just because I had a better foot strike and wasn’t used to it. I guess it took getting back in the wrong shoes (and spending my life savings on them) to realize I was already in the right shoes. Of course, now I need to buy new Brooks because mine are getting worn. Who needs to retire? I’m just going to buy mass quantities of ugly shoes since the cute ones never work for me.
I don’t even know the point to this post. If you think you love your shoes, let them go and if its meant to be they’ll come back to you?
Yeah. Let’s go with that.