It’s Gotta be the Shoes

My closet is a mess. And the first content to “organize” should be my running shoes.

Currently, I  have five pairs plus one more pair in the basement that I put screws into, for ice/snow running. (yeah, I know…how often will I use that?). But of these shoes, only three pair are “actively” used in my running. For a Marathon runner, is this number of shoes over the top?

Decided to do some market research, so recently, I posted a question on a Runners World Marathon Forum, “how many pairs of running shoes do you own?” and here are the first ten responses:

  • 4 pair
  • 5
  • 5
  • 4
  • 7
  • 8
  • 6
  • 3
  • 7
  • 6

Looking at these numbers, perhaps, my number of shoes isn’t ridiculous. And I promise to donate a few pair to Goodwill.

And when I thought of this post title, naturally I thought of MJ and his classic Nike ads, “its gotta be the shoes”.  Hadn’t seen this in years. Enjoy:

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About Scott

Training to qualify for the Boston Marathon and simplify our life, as a stay at home dad.
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