I stopped in at Sports4 on my way home to try on different minimalist shoes. I tried a pair of Adidas, but they were just okay. I wanted to love them, I really did. Then I tried a pair of Vibram shoes. Oh they felt so good. They actually reminded me of the dance shoes I used to wear when I did highland dancing... they hugged my feet just so. But sadly, they pinched my heel pretty badly, so they were a no go before I even walked in them.
Then I tried the Saucony Grid Type A4. These puppies are like heaven on my feet. I wish I'd known they came in neon green, too. I love neon green! Yes, I know I'm such a girl. But I've often been jealous of how awesome men's shoes are with their orange, yellow and red. Then we women get stuck with pink, purple and aqua. I have nothing against those colours, but the women's shoes just aren't quite as flashy.
I'm looking forward to re-learning to run in them. My legs are sore from working on the new stride. Bit by bit, I'll get there. Just knowing these are in my house makes me want to lace up and rush out the door to run around the block. I haven't been this excited about new gear in quite awhile.