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.
I'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.