And we are so glad that she (Fate is a woman, right?) did.
Firstly, I can't get enough of running stores. Our previous city of residence doesn't have any, so I'm like the proverbial kid in a candy store, except that I'm a runner in a running store, which is worse. The Running Company is a relatively new shop in downtown Austin, and among its many virtues are a knowledgeable staff, excellent customer service, and-- get this-- free showers. Yep, if you go for a run on Town Lake and don't want to drive home sweaty, The Running Company has showers available for use. Brilliant.
|The beloved Mizunos|
Whoa, what a difference! After he recorded 10 seconds in the pronation-correcting shoes, we watched the two videos side-by-side, and it was crazy how much the right pair of shoes fixed his form. I know from experience that the same thing happened to me when I got my new Mizunos, but since I didn't get to see my results on video, it was considerably less shocking.
So, the moral of the story is: When buying new running shoes, choose a store with gait analysis. And just to get the ball rolling, tell us about your favourite pair of shoes (running or otherwise!) in the comments.