Saturday, April 19, 2014
I finally have a pair!
I've been using my walking/work/everyday wear shoes (New Balance MW577) for jogging - they're a bit on the heavy side though, and I've been a bit worried about the amount of wear they've been getting - I like my shoes to last at least 6 months, if possible. (Because I am a cheapskate on a tight budget.)
So when payday came around on the 10th, I invested in a pair of running shoes - the New Balance M750, reasonably priced atm on Amazon at $47.99. I got the Grey/Blue - they are not lovely, I must admit. But the Black/Green ones I would have preferred are unfortunately not available in men's 13 4E (I have clown feet, it's awful, lol).
They arrived Thursday afternoon, and I did a bit of walking in them yesterday to break them in a bit (probably 6 miles or so total, a brisk walk for exercise and then running -er walking? Haha - some errands). They were fairly comfortable once I adjusted my gait a bit to compensate for the relative lightness of the shoes (my footfalls seem jarringly heavy in the M750's vs. the MW577). The M750 looks a lot narrower than 4E shoes generally are, but I didn't notice a difference at all once they were on my feet.
So this morning I took them for their first jog - definitely liking the lightness and breathability of these! So far no pain or signs of blisters, but I've always had good luck with New Balance shoes. Every 13 4E I've bought from them has fit pretty much exactly the same, and even when I was walking 4.5 miles to work every night (this was 3 years or so ago, although despite all the walking my weight stayed around 300lbs xD) I never really got the 'new shoe blisters' from New Balance products.
We'll see how they hold up over the next couple of weeks. I do feel good about finally having a pair of shoes to jog in other than my everyday wear shoes. I'm hoping next month I'll find enough money to purchase another pair of the MW577s, so I'll have a second pair on hand for when my current pair wears out - I've only had them a month and a half, but like I said, they've been getting hard wear. Poor things.