so last night, i finally went out to the running room at 8pm. i went in wearing my current runners and told the girl there exactly what i just wrote. i took off my socks and shoes and rolled up my pant legs (which wasn't a pretty sight...) so that she could watch me walk. after a few times of walking across the room, the woman exclaims, "well your feet sure have changed since your pregnancy - those shoes you have now are way off." well there you go. apparently, i no longer pronate very much. who knew what pregnancy was going to do to my feet?
it's taking awhile for me to get to the reason for the title of this post: the problem with running shoes... so this saleswoman brings our three boxes of neutral shoes (as opposed to what i used to wear for feet that pronate aka. roll inwards). the first pair are ugly nikes. but they have memory foam in them so they feel pretty good. weird, but good. then the next shoes are pretty white and purple asics. not as good as the nikes. next, bright blue and white sauconys - also not as good as the nikes. shoot. now i'm going to have to buy the ugliest option! you would never pay this much money for shoes that you didn't like the look of in all other types of shoes but with runners, you have to go with the ones that feel best! and unfortunately, these were them.
but i'm feeling pretty motivated to get to the gym - so that's worth the money in my opinion.
(mine is dark gray with pale mint-colour accents - i couldn't find a pic of them exactly)