Fashion and Beauty

New Running Shoes or Impending Disaster?

February 6, 2015

Oy vey.

I am in dire need of a new pair of a running shoes. I have had the same pair for seven years, which is either a testament to my cheapness or my neglect for exercise, I can’t decide. Probably both. 

Anywho, while I am normally stoked about the prospect of actually needing new shoes — because I never actually need them, just want them, very large difference in the plastic fork budget world — I was less than excited about picking out new running shoes. And that is probably the reason I haven’t bought new ones for seven years — because I don’t care enough to pick them out. So I enlisted Wilson to help in this matter.

I’ve forced Wilson into Wilson’s recently taken up running as a form of exercise and knows a good bit about these things called running shoes and therefore he got to work. I sent him an email earlier this week asking him to pick me out some options, and not even 10 minutes later he responded with a myriad of choices.

After I was through four of his options, I was in stitches I was laughing so hard. Here’s some of his selections:

Nike Wild Trail

Interesting color.

ASICS GEL-Excite 2

Interesting color combination. Pink and purple, that’s really something.
ASICS Gel-Cumulus 16

He does know that I like all black.
Nike Dual Fusion Run 3

It gets worse. Just wait.

ASICS GEL-Nimbus® 16 Lite-Show

Nike Free TR Connect 2 Hyper Cobalt/Antarctica/Metallic Silver/Volt - Free Shipping BOTH Ways

NO HE DIDN’T. Oh yes, yes he did. 
ASICS GEL-Noosa Tri™ 9 Flash Yellow/Turquoise/Berry - Free Shipping BOTH Ways


ASICS GEL-Noosa Tri 9

Someone please make it stop. My eyes are burning.
After reviewing Wilson’s shoe picks for me, I was reminded of this cartoon:
Cookie Monster
Despite Wilson’s flagrant disregard for my fashion preferences, he did end up choosing the pair of shoes that I purchased.
Nike Dual Fusion Run 3 Blue Graphite/Hot Lave/Flash Lime - Free Shipping BOTH Ways

The shoes are more saturated in person than they appear above — the gray is darker, the neon yellow and orangey pink are shockingly bright — but I totally dig them. I also look like a legit runner in them too. I’m a great pretender and love to dress the part. Even better, I didn’t completely break the bank — at $80, they are good quality shoes and not overly expensive. So all in all, even though I cannot trust Wilson to pick out any clothes whatsoever for me (insert shudder here), I can trust him to come through in the end. We all have our strengths.

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