So off to Sports Chalet I went, intending to just get the exact same shoes I've been getting. I got lucky, and the kid working shoes is the one who knows her stuff. She took one look at what I was wearing and pointed out the changes Brooks has made in the model I favored.
Not that those changes were a bad thing, but they might affect what ultimate decision I made.
|Brooks Adrenaline GTS 11...in size WTF?|
She grabbed a different size, one that is slightly bigger, and damned if that didn't make a difference.
But the shoes...they both felt about the same on my feet. I walked back and forth and really didn't feel a difference. Both fit well, both were comfortable. So I asked her opinion--given that I wouldn't be running, just racking up a lot of walking miles--which she would recommend.
She recommended the stability pair.
The ones that were $30 less.
Since I was buying two pair, that saved me $60 right off the top, which effectively made the inserts free.
Tomorrow I'm intending on 5 miles in the morning which should give one pair a nice gentle start, followed by an hour in the pool, after which all calories burned will be blown with popcorn at the theater.
Wednesday we're planning on heading into SF to walk some hills, presuming my back is up to it.
There's only 53 days until the SF 3 Day... FIFTY THREE!