New try with Brooks – Ravenna - half a size up. I like a little support. Helps to prevent rolling ankles, which I tend to do more often than I should. It hurts. These were a little less
loud fun in color - blue and an orangey-pink. Insert right foot – feels pretty good! Insert left foot – feels pretty good too! Now for a test run. Out with DH, so a nice short jaunt for a test drive. Everything is comfortable, this is good, not AMAZING, but good! Uh oh. Is my heel slipping? I think my heel is slipping. Hmmm. 1 mile down. 0.5 to go, everything feels good again. Yay! I think, I will have to test them again.
Or Not. Something about shopping with another runner (my mom) at a shoe store. We went to the LRS where I could return my online purchase and try some things on in store first thing at opening to avoid as many people as possible. Not sure why I wanted Brooks to work so much, but since I was there, I tried on a few New Balance (the brand of my racing shoes) and everything felt better than Brooks for me! I tend to be in between sizes in Brooks and Nike (I know this, but still try them every so often). Good thing I brought the Ravennas with me (to show my mom the color), back they went!
Years ago, I had found THE shoes – Brooks Pureflows – they made me feel fast (and seemed to help me run a little faster too). Nothing has been close to how they felt. The shoes I race in (New Balance Rebel are as close as anything has been) and the NB Beacon 3 are even closer. Yay!! After a few runs these feel great, not absolutely perfect, but the best I’ve had in a long time! The best thing- I am excited to run in them again! I’m saving them for days I want to go slightly harder for that little bit of extra motivation!
At Applepie's request - I will try to add some shoe porn soon!