Discovery Monday – New Shoes!
Mondays come around quickly, and we’ve lots to share again!
This week I feel happy thanks to my new agility shoes that have been absolutely fantastic.
Over wet and soggy agility trials, humid mornings and the days after rain, I found that my old shoes were really starting to wear thin, and my constantly wet feet were not making me a happy handler.
So I went in search of some trail running shoes that would help keep my feet dry & give me some stability.
First – I didn’t want anything with a ‘heel’ on it. Most trainers have a fat heel, which makes you run at a slight angle, and can damage all sorts of things in your feet and calves.
Second – I wanted something light-weight and water-proof to keep my feet dry, even on cold evenings or dewy mornings.
Third – I didn’t want to give up other shopping money just to buy a couple of pairs of shoes.
I looked everywhere. From outdoor stores to fitness shoe stores, and nothing under $150.00 (AUD) – I know!, Right!?
My hubby is a running and fitness expert, so I thought I’d try the Running Warehouse – a US runners supply store that he often uses to get quality shoes at a good price.
I was very happy to find one pair of light trail running shoes for just over $50.00, and a second pair of water-proof shoes (made with Gortex) for $160.00 (all AUD).
So I got 2 pairs for the price of 1, and I’m stoked with how comfortable they are.
The Innov8 shoes are light, well made, good traction, no heel, and have a broader toe area – perfect if you have broader feet like I do!
So I ordered online (I know my US shoe size, so this helps!)
If you look at any pair of running shoes you own, the size generally has the US equivalent included.
They arrived within a week. I’ve had dry feet ever since! They are also extremely light, and my feet don’t hurt after a day at agility.
Posted on May 26, 2014, in Agility nerds, Discovery, Equipment, News and tagged Agility, agility dogs, agility papillon, agility shoes, dog training, papillon, puppy training, trail running shoes. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.