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Greetings, Vinglers! Today I am hoping to pick your brains on running shoes. ...but not just any running shoes.
That's right - I am talking about shoes that can withstand the sketchy terrain that comes with a Midwestern winter. The weather is finally starting to cool down, which has been making it easier to get out there and run. The coming of Autumn also means one thing, however: winter is fast approaching! You see, for the last six winter seasons of my life, I have had the privilege of maintaining my "form" (far from flawless, let's be honest) during the colder months from the comfort of a dry, heated gym (thank you, college debt!) This year, however, I am finding myself gym-less for the first time in over half a decade.
(PC: thesalmonfarm.org because Bowser is too much of a Diva to play in the snow) Of course, just because I'll be stuck out in the snow doesn't mean I plan on giving up! Therefore, I want your help! I haven't bought running shoes in over six years (my K- Swiss shown above will not cut it this winter), so I am a little out of the loop on today's top brands! Here is a list I found with some recommended models: Running Times 2015 Winter Shoe Guide For anyone else interested in winter outdoor running, check out these tips on how to handle the icy and cold conditions on the run.
What is your favorite brand of running shoes? Do you have experience running outdoors during the winter months (in a location where there is potentially snow/ice)? Do you have any experiences (good and bad) of the shoe brands/models listed above? Any wisdom and advice you can give will be greatly appreciated! Thank you! DaniVO
Thanks @allischaaff @nicolejb for the recommendations! I did see that a lot of recommended shoes for snow are trail shoes, so that may help me narrow my search in the future! I will definitely look into Saucony shoes, as well! I plan on shopping around next time we head to the city.
Yes! I love running! I have a pair of New Balance sneakers that are both light for running and have a pretty thick sole. I have yet to run in the snow with them, but when I lived in Colorado I did some trail running with them and they were PERFECT. So I would recommend some trail running shoes if you can find them. I know that midwestern cold life though...my family is from Wisconsin. lol. it can be rough
@nicolejb @allischaaff I feel like you two might be able to answer this!
@allischaaff you're welcome lady. Honestly I haven't been running in a while and probably won't this weekend due to the pope-a-colypse or popegeddon
@mchlyang @allischaaff That is really a smart tip to consider, especially since I plan on running when it is cold and will want to wear thicker socks! My hiking boots are a size bigger, as well. It also makes it easier to find shoes...I wear 5 1/2 and may have legitimately been referred to the Girls' shoe section before!
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