Wednesday, August 12, 2009

My new funky running shoes!

Sometimes I feel like I am in a constant state of shopping, whether I want to be or not. For example, if I see a makeup tutorial online and the person raves about some black eyeliner, I feel the need to go purchase that eyeliner (even though I have half a dozen other brands at home.) If someone posts a picture of a cupcake on Facebook, I have this sudden urge to visit Kara's or Sprinkles. Maybe I'm just a person that always covets.

Well it happened again this past weekend during one of my Nike training runs. (Oh did you hear? I'm in training again! For real this time. No more wimpy 2-4 week cramming sessions. I don't have a race until October and I'm already training. Yay for me!) I usually run with the same pace leaders and I noticed a couple of them were wearing some flashy new shoes that I had never seen before. I usually am pretty quiet during these runs but I had to know, so I asked one of the pace leaders what she was wearing.

Behold - the new Nike LunarGlide+ running shoe:

Funky, right? They don't even look like running shoes to me. She told me they were brand new shoes that have a good combination of cushioning and support. (Click the link for the actual technical description, because I was really more interested in the look, haha.) She previously wore the Vomeros (which is what I currently wear) but was really liking the LunarGlides. So I became very intrigued because I actually needed to get new shoes.

I headed to my local running store yesterday and I was so excited to see they were carrying them. In fact, the lady working there (who is an elite runner around these parts) was sporting them as well. It's a sign, I tell you! So I tried them on and went for a little run outside and they felt pretty good. The sales lady also had me wear them with the Nike Vomero4 for comparison and yes, the Vomero is definitely more cushiony which I normally like but I have to say, I kind of liked the sturdy/cushiony combo of the LunarGlide+. Plus it was cheaper than the Vomeros ($100 vs $130).

So I decided to go for it and got the LunarGlide+! I'll let you guys know how they work out.


Mica said...

Weird, I just saw the flash ad for these on Runner's World this morning. These are probably too neutral for me, but I hope they work out for you! They are definitely not a typical running shoe look!

Nitmos said...

They look cool. But do they run cool?!

Danica said...

YAY! That's super cool and of course I'm jealous. I covet too :) The girl I train with wears these and really likes them as well. I wear the volmeros as well so I'm interested to know how you like them!

teacherwoman said...

The new kicks are gorgeous! :)

Cindy said...

cool! i read about those recently and was tempted to get a pair. i'm looking forward hearing about them!
you know, i'm really susceptible to advertising too. anytime i read some 'editor's picks' section in a mag, i want to try whatever it is.

RoadBunner said...

I have never run in Nike shoes. Don't know why. Cool looking new kicks!!

Aah, I am like you too with running clothes. In the past 2 years I have bought SO SO SO much running stuff. It is off the hook out of control. Especially with running skirts. I am up to my ears in running skirts. And now I've gotten started with Oiselle stuff. I need an intervention. So yeah, I don't think you're strange at all :)

Yay for training!

Amanda said...

"Sometimes I feel like I am in a constant state of shopping, whether I want to be or not" I too am a chronic coveter...we need a support group:)

Alisa said...

I'll be joining that support group too.

I can't run in Nike's they are too narrow for me but they have some cool features, wish I could.

X-Country2 said...

Oooh, I've seen those, and they do look sexy. Mostly the yellow ones, but I like the pink better.

Colin said...

Oh!! Really those shoes are looking stylish and funky... Love their orange color...

Marathon Maritza said...

Ooh they look snazzy and kind of a bit old school? They are cute! Hope they work out for you!

I am also in a constant state of shopping and coveting. Please sign me up for the support group as well.


Miah said...

WOW.!! Those running shoes look so stylish and funky. I would love to have a similar pair.

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