Tuesday, June 7, 2011
 On Cloud Nine
Having wide feet, finding a sneaker (or any shoe for that matter) with a wide toe box is a challenge. I was a bit crushed that I to pass up a couple of really cool looking Mizunos due to my Flintstone Feet protesting as soon as I slipped them on. One pair I really liked had slanted laces to alleviate the stress on the top of the foot. The colors combinations were not my favorite (some too flashy, while others greatly clashed with my running apparel). The largest (and most important) deciding factor was the comfort level. Mizunos are designed in Japan, but unlike Asics, have a rather narrow fit.
Remembering to attach my Nike+ sensor is taking some getting used to. I keep misplacing the darned thing (even with its cute little velcro pouch), so I am glad I usually have my iPhone with me so I can just switch on my Nike+GPS application. When I leave for the UK next week, I really need to have my gear together, so I can avoid crazy roaming charges when I try using the application. I am tempted to break down and buy the Nike+ SportWatch GPS, so I have one less thing to worry about while I am running. Everywhere I go, it have been sold out, so I may need to suck it up, pass on the instant gratification of an in-store purchase, and order it online. I will hate retiring my Nike+ SportBand, as we've had a great run together, especially since I got the RUNNYC2010 replacement SportBand for free last year. Again, the key point I have to remember is my sensor, in the event of GPS signal loss.