It is a known fact that I love shoes and actually have quite a few of them.
Boots. Oh yes.
High heels. Yes please.
Running shoes. Of course.
I really hate to see my shoes wear out and I wish they could last forever. My running shoes wear out much quicker than any of the other pairs of shoes I wear. Last week I finally broke down and bought a new pair of Brooks Ghost 5s. My original Ghost 5s are about 8 months old and I ran my first marathon in them back in May so I have been having a hard time giving them up.
But it was time for them to become my "last resort/icky weather running" shoes because they have quite a few miles on them.
In fact they have 721 miles.
The cost per mile works out to be 0.15 cents (If you remember I keep track of that stuff).
The new Ghosts arrived last night and they are just gorgeous. I didn't really care for the color of my first pair of Ghosts - the blue and purple just was not working for me. This pair is so perfect because they are PINK! I love that they are a flashy color.
On closer inspection, you can see I have put quite a bit of wear onto the old Ghosts. The treads have definitely been worn down. My right shoe seems to have more wear on the front, while it seems I tend to heel strike a bit on my left.
It was time for new shoes. This is the most miles I have ever run on a pair of shoes and I really happy with how well the Ghost 5s held up. My Ghost 3s are still going strong too, but the two pairs I have are still in the 500 (mile) range. I think that Brooks seems to make a pretty good quality product that stands up to a lot of miles.
This afternoon I get to test out my new shoes with a nice treadmill run. It was (and still is) way too cold to run outside! The temperature is 10F with a wind chill/feels like temp of -5F. Brrr. Yes it is definitely a treadmill kind of day.