The Search for a Shoe (Part 1, winter).

As the weather started to get colder, I soon realized that running in my current shoes (NB Minimus V0) would be like being being pursued by timber wolves around a kitchen table while wearing socks on a newly waxed floor. Obviously, this aggravated my luposlipophobia, so I knew I had to find some running shoes with some traction for the winter.

I searched aallllll over the internet and found (in about eight minutes) the NB MT110W (w for winter, not women’s).

nb-mt110w

It turns out that this shoe was discontinued two years ago. Rats.

Finding a pair my size for sale on consignment at a used sporting goods store in Colorado took longer than eight minutes. But find them I did. And love them I do. Seriously, good traction on snow and ice, water resistant over-coat (?) with waterproof zipper, minimalist upper and sole with only 4 mm drop from heel to forefoot! I don’t know why they discontinued them, except that seems to be what NB does to every shoe I like (oh woe is me!).

So at that point, things were looking up in the shoe department. I had minimalist road shoes and trail/winter shoes. Good times. But what to do when these shoes wear out? (cue ominous music)

 

Ian

I am a world-travelling, long distance runner previously disguised as a high-voltage engineer and now masquerading as a travel blogger.