after a couple suggestions from my beloved friends to return my less than a month old brooks ravennas, i did. and what i got might surprise you, because it sure surprised me!
yesterday i made a last minute decision to try my boyfriend's brooks adrenaline gts shoes on my 5 mile interval run. i figured i didn't have much to lose and if they felt good then i was in an even better position than when i started.
the result? i had no inner tendon pain on my entire run! it was a night and day difference from the ravennas i had been running in.
post-run, brandon and i headed out to the store to try and return my shoes. i am very grateful that dick's sporting goods allowed me to return my shoes (their return policy requires the shoebox, which i didn't have). they kindly let me swap out my shoes for a brand new pair of men's adrenaline gts. i also bought a couple other things (socks and a pair of compression shorty shorts) to show my appreciation to the store.
|my new men's shoes!|
so here's the deal. i have no idea if its "smart" for a woman to run in men's shoes, or vice versa. in fact, i'm shocked i didn't research this prior to making the trek to dick's. but i figure why should it matter? and if the shoe fits and works well for my purposes, then who cares??? i mean, they aren't the prettiest things i've ever worn on my feet, but neither were my old clunky brooks addictions from back in the day!
i'm excited to give these a go on my run on sunday. i'll keep ya'll posted.
what do you think about running in men's shoes (or in women's, if you're a man)? have you done this before? would you consider doing it?