Have you ever experienced this weird feeling when you’re about to change your running shoes and buy yourself another pair of the same model you’re currently wearing but then you discover that YOUR shoes won’t be manufactured any more?
My model won’t be produced in US but you can get it in Europe. Shouldn’t be a problem then you say. Sort of. A friend of mine told me that all shoes have a shelf life so even if they’re brand new but unused for some time they have reached their expiry date.
Should I look for another pair of shoes? Probably and I don’t like it. What that situation lead me to is reflection on trends in running. My shoe is GTS: not too cushioned not too light. Apparently there’s no place for middle ground any more
Yes I am dramatic but it’ my GTS we’re talking about.
Why my shoe will not be manufactured any more? I suppose because it’s not minimal and not too cushioned either.
I’m in the middle, I’m just an average runner. I can go faster if I push myself but in general I go somewhere in the middle better if not with some bulky shoes on my feet.
Is there a place for an average runner?
For the last two years it was all about minimal running. Which is fine, I myself prefer lighter shoes but the downside if it was that all the major brands were introducing these very light models making more damage than good. People should know better, you say. They don’t especially if they run occasionally. So they buy nice and light shoes to jog and then they complain that running gives them pain in the knees.
Now the Cushioning is coming back and I guess it will do some good for occasional runners and relatively slower runners. What will be the future if minimal shoes?
What I’m trying to say is that running is, like any major movement, subjected to ‘fad trends’: cushioning, minimalism, cross fit and so on. Now everyone seems to be convinced that runners should cross train and the ‘new cushioning’ is coming in but who knows what will be next? I guess there’s a pinch of salt in each of this trends but and I really enjoy reading about them but sometimes…sometimes it’s just a tad annoying. Next year you should run in your yoga pants wearing hoka one one (repeating everything twice twice). Half marathon distance won’t be in fashion any more, you’ll need to do ultra to be considered a real runner (as opposed to fake runners, plenty of them on the roads these days).