Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Happy Feet! New Shoes :-)

I have long been a fan of Mizuno running shoes, and have worn their Wave Nirvana shoes for several generations now. A couple week ago, after my toenails turned purple, I went to get a new (and larger) pair... After all, I have logged a couple hundred miles on the old pair since I joined TNT in December... and, after all, the old pair just doesn't have enough room once my feet start to swell around the 12 mile mark. So, I got the newest version, the Wave Nirvana 5... they were so pretty, but when I got them home and took them for a run my feet hurt so badly that I had to stop running. And went back to wearing the old ones.

I exchanged them today for the last pair of last year's model (the Wave Nirvana 4) that the store had in stock... and let me tell you, they live up to their name. They are nirvana on my feet.

I've just come in from a run, and my toes are happy. My knees are happy. My hip that has been bothering me is happy... I'm happy.

My last pair were a demure blue. I might never have chosen the bright orange pair if given an alternative, but the colour is growing on me. They catch my eye as I run, and they remind me of flames. This inspires me to run as though my feet are on fire.... and that can only mean my times will get faster. Don't you think?

I'm not sure you have totally appreciated them in their fiery glory... here, look again.

Aren't they lovely?


  1. Apart from the colour, I think they're the same as mine!!!

    I love my shoes but if they've changed them I'm going to get every possible mile I can out of them.

  2. well, i always knew you had good taste ;-)

    i don't know if the problem was that i went up a size, and my foot just sat differently in them. or if they changed the shoe. or perhaps just that set was not well made...

    but, i am delighted to be back into another pair of the ones i have recently loved so much. i guess there is something to be said about buying in bulk when you find a good thing...