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lazylioness
06-08-2013, 03:26 PM
Not in clothes, I wish. But shoes!

What the heck?

So today I discovered that I need new running shoes. I have been using my trail shoes but they were really starting to hut my feet on the treadmill and when I wasn't trail hiking. So, I decided to try my daughters running shoes on, to get a feel before I go out and start trying on a bunch. Hers are super cute, and we generally run about the same size. She is usually an 8-8.5 and I am a 8.5-9. So I was like, hey ok, lets check it out.

I put them on and discovered not one but 2 NSV's!

First, I can tie my shoes while seated and bending over!! Not with my foot up on my leg in weird contortions! It was weird, I didn't even think about it, just slipped the shoe on, bent over and voila! Shoes were being tied. Yay!

Second, I discovered that the super cute running shoes, that my daughter had said were an 8.5 were actually a 7.5! What?!?! How does that happen. How does ones foot size change? I know that my feet are less wide, but shorter too?

So it's a good day so far. Now off to the gym to hot the treadmill in preparation for my first 5k in September. Bubble Run in San Diego.


Mozzy
06-12-2013, 07:58 PM
Super yay!!!

KindaSortaAthlete
06-12-2013, 09:42 PM
That's awesome about tying your shoes! How funny that you didn't even realize it until you were doing it :)

Be careful about the smaller running shoes. Even if your feet have shrunk that much (holy cow!) it's usually recommended to get running shoes a half or even a full size LARGER than you usually wear to accommodate foot swelling when you run. Just be on the lookout for any hot spots/potential blisters :)


lazylioness
06-13-2013, 01:05 AM
That's awesome about tying your shoes! How funny that you didn't even realize it until you were doing it :)

Be careful about the smaller running shoes. Even if your feet have shrunk that much (holy cow!) it's usually recommended to get running shoes a half or even a full size LARGER than you usually wear to accommodate foot swelling when you run. Just be on the lookout for any hot spots/potential blisters :)

Thanks!

And yes. I have been watching, and I am actually going to the running store this weekend and see what they reccomend, because I for sure cannot wear my old shoes!!