Tuesday, July 23, 2013
New Balance Minimus Rd - 338 miles
New Balance 730 - 352 miles
Merrell Bare Access - 104 miles
Skechers Go Run - 140
Altra Intuition - 3 miles (six by tomorrow AM)
All of my pairs are minimal but the Go Runs and the 730's are not zero drop. I am by nature pretty orderly so I usually run through a rotation and just change the shoe each day. I am gearing up to get ready for my upcoming half in November and my NB shoes have racked up more miles than my other shoes. The Minimus are my favorite shoe and when I go wild and out of order they are most often what I choose. I am thinking I will wear the Altra's for my half so I know I need to put some more miles on them and get them broken in beforehand.
Last week I noticed my Merrells had not hit 100 miles so when I was away in Savannah I only brought the Merrells. The shoes have gotten a lot more comfortable as I have run in them more. Is there any rhyme or reason to the shoes you choose to wear? Should I phase out my NB pairs since they have more mileage? With my Saucony Kinvaras it was an easy decision. The upper ripped and the sole wore down. With my Brooks Pure Flow I stopped wearing them because they were too much shoe. The NB still look good and still feel good.
I know I need to give the Altras some attention so I may be trying to wear those and the Merrells twice a week and rotating in the others as needed. I do have one pair of Trail shoes NB 110's. They only have 170 miles on them and they are my oldest shoes. Tells you how much I run trails I guess. I never had this many pairs of running shoes so this is a new issue for me. I guess it is a good one to have! To be honest, if you asked me 2 years ago I would have said I don't ever want to have any running shoes. Times change.
Do you have a shoe rotation routine? Do you have a favorite go to shoe?