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Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Wide feet plus blisters equals free shoes

Tried out the new shoes Wednesday morning, the GTS8s and the Adidas Supernovas I bought from the Lukes Locker in Fort Worth.

In a word: Shit.

I usually wear 2es because my feet are a little wide. But when I bought these shoes, I bought regular width. BIG MISTAKE.

I wore the Supernovas during my 5 mile run Wednesday morning. By mile 4, my feet were rubbing against the shoes and by the end of the run on the Trinity Trails, I could feel blisters coming on.

I wore my GTS8s to work and my feet rubbed themselves raw all day long.

What happened? When I bought the shoes Tuesday night, they felt good. But they felt like vice grips Wednesday. The reason: I didn't tie the shoes up tight in the store Tuesday, but on my run and at work, I made sure they were snug and would not fall off my feet.

Anyways, I took both shoes back to the store Wednesday. I was relieved that the salesperson was Jerry, one of the coaches for my group marathon training. He let me exchange my Supernovas even though they were dirtied up from one run on the crushed limestone trails. I got a size 10 2es.

I kept the GTS8s and will exchange them when they get more extra wide Supernovas in the store.

The news was not all bad on the shoe front, though. The New Balance lady read my "mini review" of the 992s and gave me the secret discount code to get a new pair of shoes.


I love free.



Blogger Just_because_today said...

linked to your blog from my friend Frank's...saw the cabernet need to say more.
I have worn Saucony since I started running and only have a problem when they change the models. I guess we should stick with what we know

July 9, 2008 at 10:55 PM  
Blogger Derek said...

That is great that they let you exchange your shoes! Are you ready for El Scorcho? Only have 11 more days!

July 9, 2008 at 11:11 PM  
Blogger Victoria said...

Are you doing El Scorcho too?

July 10, 2008 at 2:03 AM  
Blogger Kevin said...

just because - ive worn saucony's before and like them. may try them again soon, and thanks for the link.

derek, victoria - i'm ready for el scorcho, though the longest run ive done in a while is a 10-miler. im going to treat it like a training run. im doing the 25k.

July 10, 2008 at 5:45 AM  

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