You know you’re really a runner when the shoes you’re most excited about buying are new running shoes.
Today was New Running Shoes Day at Minnesota Transplant’s house. It comes but twice a year, and it’s celebrated with a big outlay of cash — more than twice what I think I’ve ever paid for a pair of dress shoes.
These shoes — Asics Gel Kayano 17 — represent pain-free jogs through the neighborhood, and they’re worth every penny. The “17” means they’re the 17th iteration of these cushiony feats of engineering.
I picked them up at Dick Pond in Carpentersville. A running friend needed to be evaluated, so we went together. The expert at Dick Pond diagnosed the issues and prescribed a solution. I highly recommend a in-person visit if you’re running around in not-so-good quality shoes.
I can hardly wait to don my new footwear tomorrow morning!