These are my lovely Nikes, or at least an attractive google rendition of such. Note that they are not optimum for me based on my gait analysis, but I like them because they're lightweight and simple. So I run in them, rebel that I am.
No, my true shame comes from the shoes I wear for walking. I typically walk the dog everyday, and typically walk with Magnum each evening. In fact, I attributed most my "running" injuries to improper walking shoes. And now, these are what I wear for walking:
They are absolutely hideous! Really, this image does not do them justice. They look bad enough now, but imagine them in summertime when I wear them with shorts! It's difficult for me to admit that I do such a thing!
BUT, I'm on my second pair of these ugly ugly shoes and my feet, knees, hamstrings, etc. have never been happier. It's quite the love / hate relationship.
I did joke with Magnum that, when he's finished running in his new shoes, maybe we could bronze them and put them on the mantle. But in reality, I totally win the ugly shoe contest.
And that's enough about the shoes!