I always intended to take it easy in August and try to finally heal my achilles tendinitis once and for all. As a result, this will be one of my lowest mileage months in years. And the ankle still hurts.
I'm considering switching to a different running shoe. My Mizunos have held up well for the past three years, but I can't help but think they now play a part in my very slow recovery. Our bodies and our feet change; so should our footwear. In the course of my research, someone sent me information on this shoe. It's called the Ambition Powerbounce and it's black. Here's how it's described:
The newest Ambition PB™ release combines style and fashion, along with the latest evolution of PowerBounce technology.
Developed in association with adidas elite athletes, the upper has TPU welding inspired by Techfit PowerWEB apparel that the adidas elite team wear when competing, which compresses their muscles giving them explosive power, acceleration, and endurance.
Another shoe highlight is the midsole shape that consists of individually tuned cell structures that provide both cushioning and support for all different types of runners and athletes. The cells have an eye-popping highlighted centre bar and provide excellent support, especially for runners who over-pronate.
I've never seen a black running shoe, have you? Maybe once I switch to cool-weather tights it wouldn't look so bad, but that's not until December. And until then I have this image of me running in black shoes and white socks and shorts. It's not pretty. What do you think? Have you run in black running shoes anywhere but on a track?