I have had my Brooks Ravenna 3s for well over a year, pushing these shoes way past their "run-in-me" mileage. It wasn't until just recently that I could really tell they were retirement age. My Ravenna 3s are now being put into the Mud Run/Color Run/Build An Altar To category. What you can't see from the picture below, is that these shoes are full of sweat, tears, and bloodstains. I have had shitty runs and amazing runs in these shoes. I had my first 5k, first (three) 10ks, an 11k, an 8k, and my first and second half marathons in these shoes. We ran hot races, freezing races, and a flooded race together. I've bruised and bloodied toenails in these shoes and fallen, scraping my hands, knees, elbows in these shoes. These are my very first pair of running shoes. Without them I would have given up running ages ago. I love them.
|It Truly Makes Me Sad to be Retiring These|
I went on a hunt for new running shoes and found the Ravenna 5s. I was thrilled with their fit, but wasn't as excited about their color, and for the price of $110, I wanted a spectacular color. So I ordered them. In purple. I picked up my new Ravennas last Thursday and when I opened the box I was in love.
|Look How Pretty!!|
While I was waiting on my beautiful new shoes, I received a pair of Asics Gel Venture 4s from 6pm. I've worn this pair for a few runs now and they aren't too shabby either! Not to mention, they're gorgeous!
|Who Wouldn't Love "Charcoal, Seafoam, Coral"?|
I'm so excited! No matter what anybody says, fantastic shoes make the run!
Do you have a favorite pair of shoes? Was it hard to retire your first pair?