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Testing Under Armour Spines

1235703-001_DEFAULTI’m coming up to the mileage and wear mark where I need to replace my running shoes. I typically alternate between super lightweight trainers for 3-6 mile runs and then my ‘standard’ running shoe for longer distances and races. If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you know I’m a Nike girl with a pair of Nike Frees and Zoom Vomeros. I don’t feel like I have to be a Nike girl but I’ve just not found another perfect shoe. So when I had the chance to try out a pair of Under Armour’s Spine Venom shoes it seemed the ideal way to test out whether or not another brand is for me. (Disclaimer: UA did not give me these shoes to test; they were a friend of mine’s who felt they weren’t for her.) I had actually been checking out UA shoes at the store and have been following their evolution. I distinctly recall the first pair that came out and being tempted to try them but my Fleet Feet store owner gave the honest assessment that they weren’t quite “there” yet for running shoes. But that was years ago and UA shoes seem to have come a long way. So I laced up for a 3 mile test run. Continue reading

My New Nike Zoom Vomeros

I went for a Saturday morning run and as I was stretching afterward I noticed that the soles of my shoes were essentially shot. I’d known for a while that my Nike Zoom Vomeros were pretty much at the end of their life–the tear in the side ventilation was a dead giveaway. But for some reason I kept delaying the purchase of my next pair of running shoes. I’ve really been running mostly in my Nike Frees simply because I’ve not gone more than 5 miles and the Frees are ideal for short runs. Every now and then I’d switch to the Vomeros though. And after this particular run, when I knew my mileage would soon be increasing for half marathon training, I decided it was time to get to Charm City for the next pair of shoes. Continue reading