I never thought I’d say I love running shoes for just that running. I love sneakers, I have quite the vast collection, of course until recently they were very rarely used for running, just comfort and style.
Now, that I’m working on becoming a runner, I’m in love with running shoes. I’m a fan of the barefoot and minimalist styles. By barefoot styles I’m not talking about the ones with the toes those are just weird and something that I can’t do. But, the Vibram barefoot feel is amazing. My first pair I bought is a pair of Merrell’s. And, well I fell in love with them. I then also picked up some New Balance Minimalist. I really like the lightweight feel of the shoes, and the flexibility of the shoe. I own tons of sneakers that are not this type, and well rarely wear them anymore. They just feel too heavy and not flexible enough for me anymore.
These are my first barefoot type running sneakers I bought. And, well I love them. They’ve been getting a lot of use over the last 10.5 weeks, for what they were intended running, not just because I thought they looked cool and were comfortable.
Well thanks To REI, end of the year sales, combined with holiday sales incentives, and dividends I was able to score my second pair of Merrell’s for 70% off. Merry Christmas to me! I’m pretty excited to break these new guys in.
Yes, they are the exact same sneaker I already have. If you love something why mess with it?