My running shoes served me well but after training for and racing a half marathon and a HIM, they definitely needed to be retired. I was going to just by a new version of the same shoe because I knew what to expect. They weren't perfect but they were the lesser of all the evils every other shoe offered. I didn't have to worry about shin splints or knee/hip issues but I have suffered with blisters this whole time. I get the same blisters after every run and although I'm used to the pain (really, it doesn't even phase me anymore), my feet look awful.
I opted for the Asics GT 2150's. So far so good. Tomorrow's 6-miler will be my first "long" run with them and I have my fingers crossed.
For my sprint tri's, I wanted to have a lighter pair of shoes so Hubs got me the Zoot Ultra Race 2.0. They are easy to slip on, lightweight, and seemingly indestructible to sand, salt and water. I'll be testing them out this weekend at the Dunedin Tri.
Next on my list... socks. Any suggestions?