Shoes! I love shoes … Not Choos, Running Shoes
The right running shoe can make or break your workout, not to mention help you avoid persistent injuries. Everyone has their own shoe needs, and I highly suggest speaking with your local shoe store before purchasing your running shoes … but to help simplify your search, here are my favorites shoes for each workout!
And as you can see, I am equal opportunity on the brand side
These are my go to for Daily workouts. They are Neutral, supportive and just easy to wear. I have zero complaints about them and especially love the stretchy laces that never come untied! I tend not to wear them for speed workouts because I grab for a lighter shoe when I want to feel fast, but I am positive that these would also be great for light speedwork.
These super light weight shoes are my latest love. I was able to get my hands on the NYC version and I love everything about them. Running wise, I want to wear them all the time but I am working my way up to that. For now I love them for short distances, hill work and all things cross training.
…looking to dress up your sneakers? My New Balance Zantes are currently accessorized with Shwings!
Speed Work – I feel that they have a super solid base without being too stiff. They feel light on my feet and yet very sturdy. I think these are the perfect shoe for me when I am transitioning back into speed work. I am not as light on my feet as I once was, and a minimal lightweight shoe just isnt enough for me. These Mizunos are the perfect happy medium.
I use these for long runs at faster paces, and medium length runs – anything 60 Minutes and over. I am a long time Hoka lover, and feel that they are a life saver for runners who do high mileage. They are fantastically cushioned, supportive and also very light.
I have also recommended these to a few runners who struggle with Planter Facitis and they have loved them!
These are my go to long run shoe, especially when I know that I will be taking a slower pace. They are the heaviest of the bunch, but also are the most supportive.
PS…do your feetsies needing a little more cushion for the pushin? Mine are. I’ve added Dr. Scholls Active Series for Women.