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).


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)



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