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I am married with two wonderful sons who are 18 and 11 years old and my 2 year old Baby Girl. I currently live in Reston, VA and have been working for Verizon for 18 years. I am a Licensed Zumba, ZumbKids, Zumba Gold and AquaZumba instructor. I am a Certified AFAA Group Fitness Instructor, a Certified AAI Aqua Fitness Instructor, an RRCA Certified Running Coach and a Certified Keiser Cycle Instructor. I love to exercise, run, do yoga and Pilates and most of all enjoy time with my family.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

How much do you pay for running shoes?

So, I love to read the articles about the new running shoes for the different seasons of the year. Running Magazines such as Running Times and Runners World put out multiple articles a year reviewing the running shoes of a particular season.

I love seeing the new shoes and reading about how the testers liked or disliked each one but my biggest gripe is the price of some of these shoes!! Do we really need to pay almost $200 for a running shoe with minimalist features? Why, if we aren't concerned about stability or cushioning couldn't we just grab a cheapo pair of kicks from Target or Payless?  I am sure there are people out there that have run different races in shoes other than Nike, New Balance, Asics or Mizuno. I am just not sure how they felt afterward or how the shoes held up.

I am currently running (when I do even though I shouldn't right now, periformis injury & all) in a pair of Nike Free's that are almost 2 years old. Not sure the amount of mileage that I have put on them because they were set aside for a few months while I reviewed a great pair of Karhu's. I do have to say, I loved those Karhu's but the amount of mileage I put on them ended up making them hurt my feet & legs in the end. I should just get me a pair of the new Karhu Forward3's but I love checking out new shoes & brands.

We will see, I think I need to get bugging on these companies to see if they will send me a pair to try for a period of time....

Needless to say does is matter if you pay a lot for a pair of running sneakers or what? Opinions in the comment box below please!!

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