Happy Tuesday! Welcome to another edition of Tuesday Topics. This week is all about footwear.
This week’s Tuesday Topic: What are your favorite running sneakers? You can write about this topic, or feel free to post any running related blog post. Remember to Link-up with Kim and Zenaida and the bottom of this post!
I’ll admit that when I first started running, I selected sneakers based on the colors I liked. Very dumb I know, but luckily I learned my lesson. After some trial and error I realized that I needed sneakers that would offer me stability/support.
My go-to sneakers FOREVER were the Mizuno Wave Inspire 10s. I ran my first marathon in them and countless other races. These were literally the perfect sneakers. I easily got 400+ miles per pair and they never hurt my feet, ever! I actually stocked up on a few pairs when they were on sale and those lasted for a while but eventually I went through my final pair last year. I tried the updated styles of the Wave Inspires but they just fit so different. They weren’t comfortable for me at all.
It took a few months but I finally found two styles of sneakers that are currently working for me. I had to switch brands (Mizuno to Brooks) but my feet are happy so that’s all that matters!
Brooks Ravenna 9
I’ve always loved the colors and design of Brooks sneakers but I had experience testing out a pair of their sneakers a few years ago (the sneaker was SO heavy). I’m happy that I decided to give their sneakers another try! I use the Brooks Ravenna 9s for shorter runs (usually less than 6 miles). IT’s a support sneaker but they are super lightweight, which I really enjoy. I don’t do speed work often, but when I do, I wear these sneakers.
Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18
I do all of my long runs with these sneakers. Not only are they lightweight, but they have a bit of bounce as well. Similar to the Wave Inspires, my feet never hurt after doing a long run in these sneakers. I’ll be wearing these sneakers for my marathon in October!
I’ve purchased multiple pairs of each sneaker so I know I’ll at least have them to use throughout next year. Hopefully the updated versions of each sneaker will work for me when it comes time replace them!
Tell me: What are your favorite running sneakers?
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