Running Shoes - Never Assume!
There is a saying, never assume - because it makes an ass out of U and me...
Who'd have thought that would be true of running shoes?
About a year ago, I puchased some Saucony ISO Hurricane 2 running shoes - and I LOVED them! They were recommended to me by my friends at Absolute Running in Gosport - my local running shop (and stockist of eGlove running gloves). I do think they were probably a tiny bit small - they told me this, but I felt comfortable in them, and this didn't ever cause me major problems.
Anyway, I got to about 350 - 400 miles in them, and decided it was time for a change. By this time Saucony had brought out the Hurricane series 3 - and they came in eGlove colours!! Woohoo!! So, all I needed to do was order a 43 rather than a 42.5 and my love affair would grow... Right??
I've found them adequate, but not great, nothing like my old ones - they have changed! I am sure that Saucony would argue that they are improved, but that's not how it feels! I wanted to be a convert, I wanted to say that I am a Saucony runner - but alas I cannot.
Turns out, this happens a lot - Hoka One One recently changed the Clifton and Challenger ATR - to improve it more padding in the tongue - which is great, but what happens if the previous padding was PERFECT for you?? A nightmare is what happens!!
So, what this means is that you really should go back to the treadmill in store EVERY time and look at the options available to you at the time... Maybe brand loyalty has to go out of the window??
What are your experiences of this?