Outdoor Running Adventures

Running in northern BC with my dog Kobi


My New Foot Candy

I received new shoes in the mail today!  Who doesn’t like new shoes and who better to share the wonderful news with than other runners who understand how awesome it is to get new running shoes.

This pair has my collection up to nine now.  Yup, you read that right, nine.  I firmly believe in alternating shoes between runs so that each pair gets a little rest. 

Because of this rule, I have 4 pairs of trail shoes (2 are on the older side so they almost don’t count), 2 pairs of snow running shoes (my Wizard of Oz Dorothy red shoes), and now 3 pairs of road shoes. 

cat and running shoes

Kato wants to be a shoe model when he grows up. He’s mostly unimpressed by all the shoes in his way.

Everyone, meet my shoes:

  1. Trail:  Asics Fuji Racer, Fuji Trainer, Saucony Kinvara TR2 (haven’t even worn these yet), Salomon Speedcross 3
  2. Snow:  Salomon Snowcross x 2 (one pair to be bedazzled)
  3. Road:  Mizuno Wave Inspire 9, Saucony Kinvara 4, and the new Wave Inspire 10

I think I have a problem, although there are likely worse problems to have.

I really wanted the Wave Inspire 10’s in a brighter colour, but white was my only choice as sizes are always limited for me.  You see, I have very large feet for a girl, more like long narrow feet.  My physio even commented on my long toes.  I translated that to mean I have yet another super power (don’t question it, just go with it). 

Because of my long skinny feet, boy’s shoes are often too wide.  Whenever I read a shoe review about a guy’s shoe and a comment is that they fit narrow I get a bit excited because these shoes may fit me and I can add them to my collection. 

Sadly, I won’t be hitting the pavement with these pretty white shoes just yet as it’s still far too mucky and snowy outside for them.  Maybe in another month.

Does anyone else out there have a collection like mine?  Please tell me there is someone else out there with an extensive running shoe collection, please…