Did last year’s marathon Nike Free Run 2’s. These have become my favourite shoes of all time. They’ve done well over 1,000kms and I’ve realised that the cushioning isn’t so good any more. Each footfall jars a lot more than usual.
Have tried to transition into the Brooks Pureflows. I suppose they are OK for shorter distances like the 5k stints, past 10km and I get a horrible case of blisters even with Vaseline.
Just did 15km in the Pureflows training for a half-marathon in a week’s time, and have been rewarded with a juicy blood blister. Have decided that these are not for me.
Got to the shops for a pair of Nike Free 4.0 v2’s from the 2012 collection. It’s a risk I know, doing an event with new gear. I’ll try to acclimatise this week with short runs.