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Tuesday, April 5, 2011


I need new sneakers.  Well, actually I've needed them for awhile now, but I'm getting serious about the purchase.  I put many miles on my sneakers and I need good ones especially given that I've had lower back pain from time to time, and it's triggered when I wear shoes that don't have adequate support.

New Balance Women's WR860 Stability Running Shoe,Grey/Pink,9 B USI've had my current pair for awhile, and they are definitely showing signs of wear, and my Dr. Scholl's inserts are not cutting it anymore.  So I've been investigating sneakers and I've confident I've settled on the New Balance Women's 860 Stability Running Shoe.  

When I initially started looking around, I tried the Skechers Shape Ups because I liked the idea that even if I wasn't power walking these sneakers would still be working against the inevitable signs of gravity.  But I tried them on and realized I couldn't walk in them.  I know people like them, but they were not going to work for me.  They were too 'airy' and I felt like I was going to fall over.  I've also been looking at the Reebok Easytones but I haven't always had the best luck with Reebok's durability.     

Just recently Prevention magazine reviewed sneakers, and the analysis seemed pretty thorough, so for me, the New Balance sneaker seems like a good fit...it's just a matter of 7 1/2 or 8. 


  1. Hi there! I recently went from Asics to the Nike Vomero Zoom - two quite different shoes - but I am absolutely loving the Nike! I also took the advice of friends who told me to buy a size bigger than I normally wear and for the first time I did that -what a difference! No more sore toes after long runs and it actually feels great to have that extra space in the front of the shoe for my feet to be totally comfortable when running. The Nike Vomero also has the added bonus that you can fit it with a little sensor that you can connect to your ipod or a little gadget that fits around your arm - this way you can monitor the distance that you've covered etc.

    Good luck with the purchase - whichever one you choose! :)

  2. I'm in need of some new sneakers myself so coming across your article is timely. I have to take the new balance for a test walk!

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  3. Hope you like the New Balance! I'm following your blog too!

  4. Hi, thank you again for following my blog. Pumped on Caffeine. If you go to a running store, they have computer programs that match you exactly to the shoe for your foot. That being said some of the shoes there are very expensive, but I have been able to find the shoes at sporting good stores or online cheaper. I am very picky about my tennis shoes. I need shoes with arch support, plus my foot is small and a lot of places are usually sold out or don't have it in stock. Sometimes I have to go to a youth size, kind of embarrassing since I am knocking on 50's door.