I have been running in Brooks for about 2 years now. I have also had nothing but the Brooks Adrenaline and love them. I am currently training for the marathon next week (eeek) and have noticed that I get bruised on my foot right where the laces sit - post-run, this bruising lasts for days. I mentioned this, along with the back left knee pain I get after longs runs to the woman who was assigned to help me. Apparently the toe box with the Brooks runs small and this can cause that bruising (ah ha...) - she checked my arch again and it is very high, I had yet to invest in the inserts...
She came out with Brooks Trance for me to try first - it felt nice (and it felt good running in them) and with the new inserts it felt REALLY nice... then she did some contemplating with the other employees and brought out the Asics Kayano and slid them on my foot. They fit perfect and the toe box felt RIGHT - we put the inserts in and I did a little running. SOLD!!! They were not as clunky as the Brooks and for the shape of my foot it felt like I was running on air.
Once we got the shoe in check, we then touched on my back knee pain and guess what? I need to roll. I have NEVER foam rolled or rolled anything - EVER... so I picked up The Orb Deep Tissue Massage Ball and have been rolling at night. It hurts so good;)
I then proceeded to get some socks and this adorable Brooks "Run Happy" hat - I am a hat girl and I felt bad selling out to my Brooks so I had to invest in them a little;)
I am excited to run in the new shoes and to get myself used to the inserts. With my marathon being next week I am doing one run with the inserts, one without, and taking them OUT for my long runs and for the marathon, until I get used to them. The marathon is just too close to change things up that dramatically right now.
After we got home I found these beauties from Elle... My bay bay....
Have a great Thanksgiving Holiday
I will be back on Monday for marathon week