Now for something exciting. Shoes - an essential component or running (well, with the minimalist/barefoot movement, maybe not essential for some, but you know what I mean).
When you start running, one of the first things that you hear or read is that you need a good pair of running shoes that fits your foot type, gait and any pronation issues you may have. Usually your local running store will have a specialist to help you determine the best shoe for you. If they don’t, they have problems and should go into the bagel business.
When it comes to running, bargain shopping or choosing based on how intriguing a style or color is, is not the way to go. I ran my first 10K in $30 trail running shoes off the rack at Kohl’s (this was not a trail race). I could hardly walk for three days after. They were such a pretty color of blue, though!
The shoe for you may be the ugliest shoe on the rack, but if it will take you hundreds of miles and decrease your chance for injury, it is actually the most gorgeous shoe on the rack. Haven’t you ever heard “Don’t judge a book by it’s cover?” Well, don’t judge a shoe by it’s…whatever. I got nothing clever.
One problem. A decent pair of running shoes costs at least $80-$120. Yes, the investment is worth it, but that’s still a chunk of change. I usually get analyzed at the running store to find out which shoe is best, give them my business the first time around, then order my specific shoe online after that. With coupon codes, free shipping, etc., you can always find better deals online.
Today, Online Shoes wants to help you out. They are offering one reader a pair of Saucony running shoes, up to $100. Online Shoes has a huge variety of running shoes which can be viewed on their running homepage. More specifically, they offer a wide range of shoes from Saucony for men, women and kids. Keep in mind that through Memorial Day, you can get an extra 20% off at checkout by using the code 1SUN (for orders over $80).
The lovely Saucony Grid Excusion now on sale for $59.99
Want a $100 to go towards a pair of Sauconys? To enter:
- Tell me what running shoes you wear now and why + 1 entry
- Go to the Saucony brand page at Online Shoes and tell me which shoes you would get if you won + 1 entry
- “Like” Online Shoes on Facebook and tell them I sent you + 1 entry
- Blog, twat, Facebook about this giveaway + 1 entry
- Become a follower of my blog + 1 entry
Giveaway ends Tuesday, May 31.
- Online Shoes provided the giveaway prize. SUAR paid nothing for it.
- Winner will be chosen by random.org on May 31, 2011.