Finding the right shoe for 1st marathon

Since I’m running my very first marathon this September, I wanted to ensure I am doing everything right and be successful with my goals.  This of course includes having the right shoe that helps me achieve those goals.  I have gone through quite a selection of shoes over the last two years and logged in a couple of thousand miles but I still am no closer to being in the best shoe for me.  There were some that fit great and some that just looked great.  I’ve also gone to specialty stores and had properly fitted shoes for my gait and just can’t feel a major difference.  Over the last couple of races I’ve done (Half Marathons) I started to get a substantial numbness in the outside parts of my foot.  Needless to say, this was hindering my race pace.  Right around mile 5 at both races, the numbness began and didn’t seem to go away.  I thought it may be the way I was lacing but I didn’t really investigate more.

Since Chicago will be my first marathon, I also wanted something that would be special too (eye candy) and am thinking about some custom Nike shoes with 26.2 printed on them.

So far, I’ve run in Saucony Zealots, Nike Lunarglides, Nike Air Zooms, and Under Armour Micro running shoes.  I like them all – at first.

The quest continues…

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3 Comments on “Finding the right shoe for 1st marathon

  1. Give Asics a try! Thats all I have ran in since high school – won’t run in anything else! 😁
    Love the custom idea for your first marathon! 👌🏼

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