Thus has been my dilemma with finding a running shoe for almost a year. Ever since the kind people at Nike decided to do away with my beloved Zoom Elites, I've been struggling to find a replacement. And I'm sad to report, my luck has been grim.
Still heartbroken over parting with five years of awesome memories that my Elites and I shared, I did what any runner would do - I bought some rebound shoes. They were Asics. They were soft. I liked. But after one steamy ten-mile run, my knees felt like I had torn both ACL's. No pain/No gain?! Yeah, right. I threw those suckers into my closet forgot they ever existed.
Frustrated and exceptionally sore, I did the inevitable - I scoured online websites in hopes of finding some back-ally store that would magically have some of my old Elites in stock. Elated at the possibility, I went on a Google search frenzy, which ultimately left me with burnt thighs from my overheated laptop and nothing more.
|About $600 of my hard-earned money...worth it.|
In the meantime, I'll continue my search. And occasionally, sink my feet into an old pair of Elites for a short run, if only just to remember how amazing they feel. Because, truth be told, there are some relationships that we can never quite tear ourselves apart from.