For my birthday, my brother-in-law and his wife gave me a Sweatshop voucher. I also had another Sweatshop voucher and a 25% discount card, so I decided to invest in a new pair of shoes. I’ve been OK wearing my New Balance shoes, but I just don’t like them as much as the Brooks Vapors. I’ve worn that model for the past few years, so they seemed the obvious choice. The only disadvantage is that the latest model was only available in bright pink and navy with orange trims. Orange with pink? Why?!
The very first pair of running trainers that I got fitted for several years ago were Brooks Vapors and I’ve always had at least one pair available in the last five years, but my old faithfuls died recently :’-( (I love these shoes so much that when I heard a rumour that they were going to be discontinued, I made my husband track down two pairs in my size. Luckily, it was just a rumour!)
I tried out my new shoes for the first time at parkrun this weekend and for a 12 mile run on Sunday Runday. They felt familiar and definitely didn’t need any ‘wearing in’. With the bad weather continuing for a week or two no-one will be able to see the hideous colour scheme!