twilight and shadow

Running shoes

So I had an appointment with a podiatrist a little while ago and I had to bring all my current running shoes along which got me thinking about just how many pairs of shoes I have. Actually, a lot of my friends and family find this really funny because I have very few everyday and dress shoes (I wear them until they have holes all the way through then realise I need a new pair).

Anyway, I thought I'd show you some of my shoes. Below are my road shoes. They are actually just 3 versions of the same model, the Mizuno Wave Nirvana (4, 5 and 6 with the newest pair on the left in the photo). I have an older version somewhere too but I don't run in those anymore.

It was nice to have the podiatrist confirm these shoes were pretty much perfect for me on the road.

Below are my offroad shoes. I have 2 pairs of the Inov-8 Roclite 295s (1 is quite old and the fabric around the front of the foot has been ripped several times) and 1 pair of Inov-8 Flyroc 310s. I am looking at getting something a little more cushioned in time for the World Rogaine Champs in late November but we'll see. The flyrocs served me really well for the 12 hour last month but my feet were pretty sore afterwards so I can only imagine what 24 hours is going to feel like!

This is not a complete collection of my shoes. I also have a couple of pairs of cycling shoes and a pair of climbing shoes but we'll get to them on another post.