Well there, I got an answer about that question, without any doubts.
Last year I got a pair of Reebok RunFasts and while I loved the shoes and ran fairly well in them, there were a couple of things that bothered me about them. So in the Fall, I decided to put them away until this Spring, since they are a great shoe to run fast in for me and I wanted to save them for racing this year.
Spring has sprung, well at least on the calendar, so I dug the RunFasts out from under the dresser, so I could get a good feel for how they would do now. Saturday’s run was not great and I made a couple of changes to improve the fit (elastic laces and different insole).
Today was a scheduled easy 6.0 miles and I figured it would be a good comfort check.
I started out at 6.4 mph and kept it there for most of the run.
Unfortunately, I didn’t make it to 6.0 miles and struggled to get to 4.0!
At about 2.5 miles the bottom of both feet started to bother and by 3.5 miles the outside of my right foot (where the tailor’s bunionette is) was becoming very painful. I got 4.0 miles and shut it down.
I should definitely have stopped at 3.5, because my right foot now is bothering the hell out of me and I might take tomorrow off, just to make sure that the foot is fine.
Sometimes you just gotta know when to fold them and today it was definitely time when I finally stopped.
I have a lot of problems with running shoes that have inner booties or something that holds the tongue in place with stretchable material to the bottom of the shoe, due to that damn Tailor’s Bunionette. Today was very similar to how this foot felt in other shoes that I have gotten rid of in the last year.
Which means that I have my answer on whether I will be using the RunFasts for my race day shoes or not.
Not seems to be a pretty definitive answer.
Too bad, because I really like the shoes and how they feel otherwise, but over the last 3-4 months I have been running pain-free and comfortably in my running shoes and I am not going to go back to having my feet hurt to run in a pair of shoes.
Who knows maybe my feet changed just enough since last year to make it so that the RunFasts no longer really work for me now.
Anyone need a pair of size 8.5 RunFasts, maybe we can work a trade or something if you want them.