Speaking of Fleet Feet, I just picked up my new shoes!!!! They will run be through Disneyland and many races this fall. Back when I first started running in 2009, I went to Pacers Running Store in Arlington, VA and got fitted for running shoes. Brooks Adrenaline was the shoe I was fitted with. At the top of the picture below you can see a Brooks Adrenaline version 11. They are dull when compared to other running shoes, yet they are functional and fit me perfectly. I briefly switched to a different make and model of running shoe because I wanted something more fashionable, but function won and I switched back to Brooks Adrenaline. Version 13 got a little more colorful (middle shoe), yet they still weren't as fashionable as other runners' shoes. I had running shoe envy. That all changed recently with the release of Brooks Adrenaline 14 (bottom - amazingly cute shoe). When I first saw them at Fleet Feet I accidentally let out a shriek of excitement because finally, the Adrenaline line was fashionable! But when I went back to the same Fleet Feet several weeks later, the Adrenaline 14's on display were white mesh with pink detailing. I asked the friendly staff why they no longer had the more colorful Adrenaline 14's and they said that the white and pink (or white and blue for previous versions) appeal more to the masses, BUT they could special order the more colorful ones for me. So they ordered them for me last week and I picked them up tonight! Only runners know that sweet, sweet high you get when putting on a new pair of running shoes. All that cushion and rubber just asking you to start putting miles on those shoes. I can't wait to get those beauties on the trails!
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