Running Shoes > Regular Shoes

11 Jun

I wish I had miracle news and could say my foot is all better, but it’s not. I did roll it out today, did some stretching, and iced. I am hoping for anything at this point. This is the second time and I am sick of it.

Whateva, whateva. Time goes on. No need to call the waaahhhhh-bulance.

I’ve been doing some shoe research and narrowed it down to these bad boys that may help my plantar fasciitis:

   New Balance 890 

“Engineered from the ground up, the neutral 890 is a new kind of lightweight shoe, each part designed with purpose. The full ground contact outsole is just as compatible with midfoot and forefoot strikes as it is with a traditional heel strike. Innovative diamond shapes cut in relief from the extra-durable REVlite midsole provide as much function as fashion, and the coordinating diamond motif on the outsole helps with grip and transition.”

I like the fact that they have flat laces that slide through uniquely flat lacing holes, locking them in place and preventing top-of-foot discomfort. I actually really, really like these.

Women’s Saucony ProGrid Guide 4

“The perfect everyday training shoe, the ProGrid Guide 4 is the next rendition of the award-winning ProGrid Guide 3. Ideal for light stability runners, the Guide 4 offers a dual density midsole for motion control and support throughout the entire gait cycle – ensuring a great run every time!”

I’m somewhat iffy on these.

Saucony ProGrid Mirage 

“This shoe combines midsole heights often associated with a racing shoe, but provides enough cushioning and protection for daily running. The result is a light weight trainer that provides a smooth ride and with a touch of support, the Mirage works well for neutral runners or mild over-pronators.”

Those are it for now. What running shoe works best for you? And, if you suffered from a running injury such as plantar fasciitis, what running shoe helped?


Good thing I got a job and a second interview for another job on Tuesday because I have a huge wishlist.

I definitely want an iPhone.

Another pair of Vans. I have like ten or so. If I’m not wearing running shoes, I am in a pair of Vans.
 Hello! I need summer clothes. More shorty shorts and rompers please.
 And I need to load up on protein. I wish I could find all the awesomesauce flavors you guys get like cake mix or whatever.
Well, the rest of my Saturday is going to be spent at the mall and eating food that may include Dairy Queen’s blizzard of the month. But I don’t want to get ahead of myself.

Have a good weekend!

Honorable eats from a shitty phone:

Starbuck’s egg white + spinach + feta wrap

Iced coffee
Sushi x 4854

Question of today:

What’s on your wishlist? 


17 Responses to “Running Shoes > Regular Shoes”

  1. trailroadcrosscountrytrackrunner June 11, 2011 at 5:34 PM #

    I use saucony progrid ride shoes (I have used both 3 and 4) and they work great for my feet! I have had tendinitis in my foot and achilles tendinitis, and these shoes help so much! They are stability/motion control shoes, and I think they are similar to the saucony progrid guide shoes.

  2. Jess June 11, 2011 at 5:58 PM #

    Enjoy your blizzard of the month!!

    I don’t know a wholeee lot about shoes, but I hope you find the BEST ones for your feet 🙂

    Enjoy your weekend, girl!!

  3. SquatLikeALady June 11, 2011 at 6:17 PM #

    I LOVE New Balance. Every pair of sneaks I’ve owned has been New Balance since…oh, 2003 maybe? haha!

  4. Tara June 11, 2011 at 7:22 PM #

    I wear neutral shoes, so I can’t give any recommendations based on what would be best for your foot, but I have to say I love the black shoe combined with the pink sole.
    Rompers = Win. I wish I had crazy protein powder flavors too but I just have chocolate and vanilla. I’m hesitant to buy a big container of some weird flavored protein powder and then hate it.

  5. sarah June 12, 2011 at 1:45 AM #

    I really like Brookes Adrenalines.
    Hope you have a nice weekend,

  6. Allie June 12, 2011 at 3:46 AM #

    I don’t have anything on my wishlist at the moment 🙂

    I really like New Balance shoes!

  7. Hollie @ Lolzthatswim(andRun) June 12, 2011 at 4:24 AM #

    Oh I just realized by reading your blog (I emailed you about 5 minutes ago). Wear a good supportive pair of tennis shoes when you are walking around too. That is what healed my foot quickly because I was forever wearing flats/uggs/stuff with no support and then wearing the shoes with support allowed my foot cushion at all times and it actually healed a lot faster than most peoples.

  8. Rachel June 12, 2011 at 7:52 AM #

    Ijust had that starbucks wrap yesterday- so delicious.
    I run in saucony hurricane’s but I have never suffered these kind of foot problems- I need a new pair of running shoes soon though!

  9. Michelle June 12, 2011 at 9:23 AM #

    I’ve run in Mizunos, Asics, and Saucony before. I don’t know if they are good for plantar fasciitis though.

    I’m not sure your symptoms identify a classic case of plantar fasciitis. Usually when you have plantar fasciitis, the bottom part of your foot hurts, running down the middle and the length of your foot. I know earlier you had said the side of your foot hurts, which isn’t the typical spot for plantar fasciitis. Another classic sign of plantar fasciitis is that the pain is greatest in the morning.

    • lifttorun June 12, 2011 at 1:11 PM #

      I’ve been back and forth on what I think I have because it does hurt the worst in the morning then gradually decreases.

  10. dana @ my little celebration June 12, 2011 at 10:12 AM #

    Hooray for rompers! They’re so cute and summery. And yes, I agree that runner shoes are better than regular shoes. I’d wear them all the time if I could!!

  11. thequirkykitchen June 12, 2011 at 11:27 AM #

    Hey! Great blog! I quite fancy some rompers for my holiday 🙂 so cute! Just saw your comment on Emma’s blog – thankyou for letting us know that the barefoot runnning thing isn’t all it cracked up to be 🙂

    • lifttorun June 12, 2011 at 1:10 PM #

      Well, Nike’s idea of ‘barefoot running’ is such a sham. Vibrams work amazingly.

  12. Jessica Rose June 13, 2011 at 10:39 AM #

    Personally, I couldn’t live without my Asics 21-series. I’m obsessed!

  13. Sarah June 13, 2011 at 5:15 PM #

    I run in Asics 2140’s/2150’s and LOVE them! I get really bay shin splints so I also wear zensah’s! They work super good!

    As for protein I would reccomend the following:

    In my opinion Muscle gauge makes a better cinnamon, it’s out right now but they restock every few weeeks! Isofuel strawberrry is so yummy! Hope this helps 🙂


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