Wednesday, June 15, 2016

New Shoes

Happy Outdoor Wednesday to you! Yesterday was a great day~I took my neighbor shopping with me, I needed some new tennis/walking shoes. Another close friend who always wears Oasics told me that getting a running shoe is better because they are lighter than a tennis shoe. I have worn Oasics for several years now and have been happy with them. So, I went to a running store to get advice and to be fitted properly. Firstly, a very nice young college girl was working and although very sweet, she didn't have a lot of knowledge about running shoes except her own preferences. When I was young, I always had pronated knees and ankles; that has changed over the last several years though. I asked about prices and the majority of shoes were over $140., there were two pairs on sale for $120. O.k. so here is where I become very frugal/cheap. Since I'm not a runner and don't do 50 mile fundraisers, I don't feel I need such an expensive shoe,(after all, we are going to Sisters in a few weeks and I'd rather have some money to spend there).  I wasn't impressed with her knowledge, so we moved on to Sierra Trading Company. I have to say I love that store! After trying on three different brands and price levels, I choose this pair. They are Brooks Launch 2 Road Running Shoes.
I also love the colors; wasn't crazy about the other shoes in neon green and orange.  I haven't worn them out yet, but know they will work for the walking I do.  Yesterday, I walked three miles in the morning and last night we went on a 3 mile bike ride.  Even with walking, my thighs are not looking very nice, so figured it was time to kick up the exercise another notch.
I didn't sleep well last night, so am skipping walking this morning with my friend and may just go on a bike ride after breakfast.  Tonight I get to take Copper and our grandson to dog training, so I'll try to get some photos.
I hope you get some time outdoors, even if just to smell the flowers.


  1. I like those colors. I have the crazy colored ones and they remind me of clown rose's momma

  2. Hi Noreen! Those are some good looking shoes! I love all of the color options out there these days. I just got a pretty pair of aqua Nikes!
    About that RV park.....oh how much fun would that be for you and your husband to join us. Our men could go golf, and we could find all sorts of trouble to get into, you and I!!
    It is called Chula Vista RV Resort. Very close to the Mexican border, but also, only minutes from the hub of San Diego as well. So much to do!! A very wonderful park! We will go again and again!!!
    I am so trying to stay caught up with everyone, but life has been quite busy!!! I miss you.
    xo Kris

  3. Noreen, I always thought a running shoe would be better than a walking shoes...that more pounding. I have bought walking shoes and I am just not happy with I go the running shoes now. But lately I have bought a couple pairs of sketchers..they have a nice insole. But I try to trade off my shoes every now and then. Let them dry even though they not ever seem wet . Good luck with your new shoes and have fun at your sisters. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

  4. Oh boy those are nice. Mom looked for some yesterday butt her size was all gone
    Lily & Edward

  5. We have to agree with The Three Little Pugs comment. And MOm says when you put those crazy colored ones on her BIG very long feet, they really look like clown shoes.

    Happy walking.

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

  6. Very pretty colors! Our mom loves brightly colored fun sneakers!

  7. I use to wear Brooks walking/running shoes but now am wearing Nike and love them. Happy rest of the week!

  8. Oh goody ! New pretty shoes!
    My mommy got some new shoes too, She chose New Balance,, and a good sale too,,, for 40 dollars.
    I just go barefoot

  9. What pretty shoes! Hope they're every bit as comfortable as they are pretty!


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