Thursday, November 3, 2011

Saucony ProGrid Stabil 2

I've been running in the same shoes for about six or seven months now.  The last pair I got was my third (? fourth?) set of Saucony Hurricanes.

These Saucony Stabils are motion-control shoes.  I have been evaluated before and advised to wear this type of shoe.  However, after a poor experience with the heaviness, I have stuck to wearing stability shoes.

  • Motion-control shoes = you have scant arches and need to control your overpronating (titling your food awkwardly while running).... usually heavy as heck
  • Stability shoes = you overpronate while running; they also make stability+ shoes that provide additional support
On a recent trip to an outlet mall, I ventured into the Saucony store.  Since this was only my second time at this particular outlet, I asked myself... was this store always there?  WHY did I not go sooner?!

I scored these Stabils for less than $70, AFTER taxes.  Kind of a steal, since my last pair ran for about double that.  There was a coupon in the directory/map of the mall, so "The Ukrainian" and I were able to save $$$ on our purchases.

I was convinced to try motion-control again after realizing how light these felt on my feet.  Since I have been running in this brand for a long time, I could tell the differences between this one and the Hurricanes were pretty subtle.

Score.  Score.

These are the shoes I am going to wear to my marathon, and so far, I have noticed less foot and arch pain during my training runs with these.  And no, they aren't too heavy, even though my steps tend to be.
 

 

7 comments:

  1. Glad the new kicks are working out well for you!

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  2. I get a sense of real fear when buying new shoes. Im always afraid they won't work with my super high arches. I hope these are everything you hope for!

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  3. Oh I love getting a deal on shoes. I just ordered a pair for less than half of what I was originally thinking I'd have to pay! Yay for deals.

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  4. Thanks for sharing your shoe buying experience. Getting a good deal on something like runing shoes is awesome. When I know exactly what I want, I will just buy them online. Usually a shoe I have purchased before at the running store. But I have neutural feet so my choices are broader than most runners. Cheers and enjoy your new running shoes.

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  5. ohh i love my saucony's. but i have gone away from anything stability because I feel like I remain more injury free in their low profile shoes

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  6. Yay! I found you! See you at the meeting today. ;)

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  7. I need new shoes soooo bad. These look goooood!

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