Finding a running shoe that works has always been a struggle for me. Being in corrective shoes when I was younger probably didn't help matters much. After thousands of dollars spent on running shoes and orthotics, I finally found my "sole" mate: The Nike Zoom Elite. Not only did this shoe hug my foot in all the right places, but it molded well with my orthotic and provided the exact amount of support my effed-up legs needed.
But of course, some relationships can't last forever. So last winter, when Nike decided to give the Zoom Elite a total body makeover, I was devastated. Although we had many great memories together, our future was looking grim. I tried to hang on as long as I could, hoarding old models of the Zoom Elite from shady shoe websites. But my efforts were in vain and soon, I was back on the market again, trying to find another match.
Although I was skeptical, I decided to give the new version of my old shoe, the Nike Lunar Elites, a try. While the structure has, in my opinion, been destroyed (flat sole, more room in the toe box), the sales people at my local running specialty store said it still felt like an Elite, just lighter. Yeah, right. So, I bought a pair. And today, I ran in them.
|Nike Lunar Elites. I wanted to love them...|