New shoes: Brooks Adrenaline GTS 5

Feeling anti-social today. Spent most of the day cleaning the apartment and cursing the entire race of humanity for all time, past, present, and future. Well, mostly. My apologies to anyone I may have offended today; these moods come and go, and, trust me, you don’t want to be around me when I’m like this.

Went shopping for a new pair of running shoes and had to force myself to describe my running routine to the clerk. Didn’t want to get stuck with some shitty shoes.

I went to The Portland Running & Walking Company (they used to be just the Portland Running Company but apparently lost a lot of business to people who “just walk”). Tried on a bunch of shoes, ran for the sales clerk, tried on some more.

For the record, I bought a pair of Brooks Adrenaline 5’s, in size 10EE (I’ve got a wide foot). A year or more ago I started with Brooks Addictions, but those are heavier shoes with cushioning for larger folk, like I used to be, and I liked the lighter shoe with its curved sole. Felt good, and much lighter. The clerk suggested them since I’ve lost so much weight since acquiring the Addictions.

Can’t wait to try them out.

Really really really wanted to fit into the Nikes (so I could cash in on my friend’s employee discount, hee, hee, hee!) but dammit, Nike makes shoes for narrow-footed people.