Thursday, February 18, 2010

Running Barefoot

I took up running about two weeks ago, not knowing the importance of running shoes. I began to run using my Nike Air Rifts, and that really kicked my ass. My feet all the way through my thighs were just throbbing with pain. I didn't know any better, and I thought I could run in anything.

Nike Air Rift
From Asics


My friend told me running is not supposed to hurt you, you need better running shoes. She loaned me a pair she had laying around that have never been used. When I first started running in then they felt great, after about 15 minutes, they hurt my feet so bad I took then off and ran barefoot. While running barefoot felt good at the time, the pain caught up to me that night. I got discouraged to run, thinking I will never find a good comfortable running shoe.

I decided to give it one last try and look for running shoes here in Malaysia. This was a super hard thing to do, since they have very little variety, and sizes in running shoes. I stumbled upon the Asics Gel Trabuco 10 WR and tried them on, they felt great, and very roomy so I purchased them. I went home eager to try them out, I ran 4 miles that day, and didn't feel anything, which was weird at first because all I ever felt was pain running. I then realized this is what you are supposed to feel, nothing but a smooth run. I loved them, and now love running everyday with these smooth kicks on my feet.

Asics Gel Trabuco 10 WR
From Asics

1 comment:

  1. Now those are the kind of shoes that can rival that of the merrell footwear australia. I've been waiting for the longest time for nike to release those! I can't wait to get them at wal-mart this afternoon. Woohoo!

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