December 9, 2013

What's on my feet

The other night someone asked me what sneakers I wear on Twitter.  I often don't say much about the shoes I wear because everyone is so different in terms of their needs.  But I realized it had been a while since I talked about what I have on my feet each time I head out for a run so I figured sharing was timely!

So first, I'll tell you a little bit about my feet and stride.  I have wide feet, tend to slightly over-pronate, have lingering left knee issues from a high school injury and have flat feet.  This makes for an interesting combination because while I need a stability shoe, I don't need arch support.  It's taken me many tries to find the shoe that seems to be just right, but at long last I've found it!

Many of you know that I've traditionally worn New Balance shoes and this is for a few reasons:
- Specialization in wide widths
- Lower arch than other brands to accommodate my flat feet
- Always fit me well
- Boston-based company (ok, that's not really that important!)
- Dedicated to making shoes in the USA

The last two criteria on this list make me feel good, but truthfully aren't make-or-break factors in my shoe decision.  If you have any similarities to my feet/gait, you may want to give these shoes a whirl but I highly encourage you to go to your local running store and get a professional fitting.  What works for me may not work for you.

And as for what I wear under my shoes, I use body glide to help avoid blisters and am a dedicated user of Thorlos Experia socks.

What do you wear to keep your tootsies happy?

Disclaimer: I was not compensated (or requested) by New Balance or Thorlos to write this post.  All opinions are my own.


  1. Thorlos Experia wear-er here too! I swear by them. I wear Asics + these socks and *knock on wood* I've never had a blister or toenail break or anything.

  2. Awesome! I am an Asics fan! Everytime I venture out I end up getting injured. That's what happened with my most recent injury. I got a free pair of Saucony's through my blog and started running in them....and I got injured. I'm sticking to my Asics for life!!! :-)

  3. I love my Brooks, but everyone already knew that haha!

  4. Thorlos are excellent! I've worn Asics and Rykas, but I always go back to New Balance. The wider toe box just feels better.

  5. I love Injinji toe socks. My baby toe likes to hide under the rest of my toes and this makes it come out from hiding. Makes my running more stable and less blister prone on that toe. I now use them whenever I work out.

  6. I wear Mizunos and love them! And ever since I switched to Experia socks I haven't gotten a single blister (knock on wood).

  7. I've been wearing Altra zero drop, which I do like, but I have to admit my all time favorite are my Adidas! I do have a pair of NB, but hardly wear them because I don't think this particular pair are specifically for running. Glad you found a pair that works for you! ~M

  8. Love my Sauconys and just got the Guide 7s (although I'm rotating them in and out with my last pair of Guide 6s). After another fitting,I ventured away to Brooks Ravennas for a few months...and ended up injuring my Achilles. As such, I'm sticking with my Sauconys for now. As far as socks go, I love my drymax socks...