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Running Tip: If You Love Your Sneakers, Buy a Second Pair

Finding the perfect pair of sneakers is no easy task. If you're like me, you have to try on a bazillion running shoes to find the pair that fits you like Cinderella's glass slipper.

So when you unearth those unbelievably made-for-you sneaks, just buy a second pair. That way you can run in the first pair, and when it's time to give them a rest, you'll have another perfect pair waiting for you. This is especially helpful if you're training for a big race. If you feel weird about having two of the exact same looking pairs, then buy the sneakers you love in two different colors, like these Nike Air Zoom Vomero+2 shoes. They'll seem new and different to your eyes, but your feet won't notice the difference.

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fizzymartini fizzymartini 8 years
I kinda did this unintentionally! Went to Hong Kong some time ago, and found my £70 running shoes for £45 in their shop, so I bought them... then 2 weeks later I found the exact same shoe (in a different colour) in their outlet store for £20! Bargainous. Of course I had to buy that too. And now I have two. Of course now I.. don't run. Eh.
Spectra Spectra 8 years
I do this, actually. When my favorite shoes go on sale, I buy two pairs and rotate them.
Allytta Allytta 8 years
you're so patient, i'd never spend that much time on trying on shoes, i'd get too frustrated.
lilCROAT03 lilCROAT03 8 years
i have a pair of shox they don't make anymore and i've scoured the whole planet and internet for them. now i just look at them in their sad glory in the closet. :( i wish i would have bought 3 or 4 pairs.
runningesq runningesq 8 years
Hey, Fit -- those are my running shoes! :P I swore I'd never run in Nikes, but these have completely changed my mind. Have the red, need the blue :)
foudini foudini 8 years
One tip an aunt of mine recommends is setting up automatic shipments every three months. For those that run a lot, it makes sense. She loves this process.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i have to admit that i've been known to do this, and as a result, i'm told that i have too many shoes. it's especially hard if you're running a lot of distance and you don't want to end up with cramps, blisters or what ever the case may be. i have found that there are certain shoes that are so comfortable that i don't feel any pain after LONG runs, so i'll forever buy more than one pair at a time for that reason alone. (luckily i can usually get more than one color - so it's not like i'm buying the SAME shoe )
superfoxml superfoxml 8 years
I do this. I got burned one time, finding the perfect shoes and could never again find them. So now I'm extra careful to get 2 pairs every time.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
I wish I had done this. Hell, I wish I'd bought about 10, since they stopped making my fave shoe!
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