Before I started running in 2010, I had 3 pairs of shoes - a pair for the office, a 'casual' pair for 'social' events and a pair of work boots for gigs and pubs. I loved my work boots and have worn them for about 30 odd years. And I hated wearing flip-flops / sandals

When I started running I added a pair of running shoes - picked for me by the local running shop - Saucony Jazz. They were OK but not brilliant, so in 2011 the running shop 'chose' another pair for me, Saucony Phoenix - got on with them but still not 100%. In 2012 being lazy I went for the Phoenix again

During this period I read Born To Run 6 / 7 times, and was fascinated by the chapter on modern running shoes - so this year I decided to pick my shoes for the year (rather than let the shop do it) Went for Saucony Kinvara, 4mm drop - OK not totally minimal but on the road

Have to say I love them, couldn't believe what a difference they made, two new PBs in them, 3 minute improvements at 10 mile and 13.1 mile

But the really interesting change - I now HATE wearing by big old work boots, it's like my feet rebel when I put them on, and I'm starting to like wearing flip flops and sandals because I can feel more

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