If there is one name-brand that I always gravitate towards, it would be Nike. Not sure where my love for the swoosh came from, but most of my workout clothes have it - socks, shorts, shirts, and shoes. There came a point, though, where my Nike tennis shoes were causing me pain during my long runs, and with some research under my belt, I bought an *actual* pair of running shoes, the Mizuno Wave Riders. To make this story short, I'll sum up the Mizuno's with one word: meh. I developed knee and hip pain and found that my feet felt too constricted. So, back to the drawing board I went.
I researched further than before, scouring the web for reviews and asking fellow runner friends what they recommended. It came down to Saucony and Brooks with the popular votes, and with all the Brooks ads I see in my Runners magazine, I went ahead with a pair of Brooks Ghost 6 and....
THEY ARE AMAZING...and comfortable, light, cushiony, breathable, and balanced. I have experienced no knee or hip pain so that's a win all by itself!
To see what running shoes would be right for you, I suggest taking this quiz and seeing which shoes you match up.
Question & Comment: What shoes are you running in these days?