So last year, sometime shortly before the kilt run, I wore through my very first pair of shoes.
Don’t get me wrong. I have worn out shoes before, but not running shoes. Not from running. Not from actually putting so many miles on a pair of shoes that the tread was gone and my toes were wearing through the tops.
I finally caved and had my partner – who was working for a company that owned an athletic shoe company – order me two pairs of new shoes. I got a good price on them, but they were still expensive, although well worth it.
On Tuesday this week, I noticed a chunk of foam falling out of my shoe when I took it off after my run. Yesterday, my heel was raw from the shoe rubbing it where the stuffing was gone. When I picked the shoes up to examine just how bad they were, I noticed that they too are low on tread.
I have now officially run through two pairs of quality running shoes.
Who even am I?
I have one pair left, but they don’t fit quite right. I’ve had success stretching shoes in the freezer before, so I froze these last night and am going to try them again.
Wish me luck! My partner no longer works for the same company and shoes are expensive!