Blog de Phil: My New Asics Gel GT-2100s ... :-(
Last Monday, I bought a sweet new pair of running shoes. I was really happy with my current pair, Asics Gel 1090, but apparently, they're not made anymore, but the GT-2100 is an upgraded model. I tried them on (and a few other brands too), and they felt awesome. They weren't cheap, but I realize that paying $50 extra for a pair of superior shoes is a worthwhile investment - as opposed to ruining your knees later down the road. Long story short - I couldn't wait to try them out. The place where I bought them The Running Room has an excellent return policy, whereby if you don't like the shoes, you can return them, so long as you have only run on a treadmill with them. So, that Monday night, I tried them out on the treadmill - I was going to run an easy 10K (@ 6MPH or so). The pain in my knees forced me to stop early at 4K. I convinced myself - it's just because they're new - or I'm having a bad day... whatever.