I received a fairly alarming message from the good folk at mapmyrun.com. It started “On your last leg…” which at my age is a tad disconcerting.
Here it is:
Almost as alarming as the one I received (& ignored) 2 weeks ago, mentioning a midlife crisis.
I know they are talking about my shoes, and not me, but at my age, these comments hit home 🙂
Anyway, there you are.
Hardly seems possible, but I have run 493km since July 14th in my lovely Adidas Climachill Cosmic Boost shoes. They still seem (and indeed look) so new that they don’t feel (or look) on their last legs at all. Unlike their owner.
Running every day in these shoes through the Delhi monsoons has been a breeze. They really do not hold the water, and they dry off so quickly.
On those days when the rain was more like mud, I have washed the shoes and they dry pretty quickly, too.
So instead of lumbering along in sodden shoes and thick sodden socks, I have been able to run through rain without worrying about it. And that factor has seriously helped my running. I just run on, regardless, rather than trying to dodge the puddles and mud.
Take last Sunday, for example, at a promo 10km run by the good folks who run the Bengalaru marathon*** & who are (oh happiness) bringing a full marathon here to Delhi next year.
The heavens opened just before we set off – while we were all warming up – and it drizzled much of the time, and then absolutely poured down again (around the halfway point of the race). At one point, it was raining cats and dogs, but I didn’t even think about my feet. My glasses, yes. But not my feet, and I didn’t feel that chilling dampness in my feet when I eventually splashed my way into the Jawarharlal Nehru Stadium & the finish line.
The shoes are still in great condition, with only one teensy lose thread (below) which I actually noticed right at the start, only a few days after I started wearing the shoes back in July. It seemed churlish to bring this up in my first review of the shoes, because everything else was perfect, so I didn’t. Even now, to be honest, the lose thread has stayed the same, not getting worse, so it’s no big deal.Will I buy these again, when, sadly, I can no longer ignore the warnings from mapmyrun.com?
*** And yes, indeed. Adidas is also a sponsor of the Bengalaru Marathon.