Thursday, July 10, 2008

Saying good-bye to my 9 rubbers

Old things dun go, New things dun come....

Project Love Sneakers has given me a chance to get rid of the old running shoes which I dun wear any more but still in very good wearable conditions....and so I did a stock check and decided to donate 9 of them!! Damn..I still got at least 5 pairs in my shoes cabinets

On the first day of the Project launch, I went down Novena RL wit 2 pairs....but only adizero CS below was accepted....I was disappointed with the rejection of my Mizuno Wave Rider 8 with the excuse of it was too dirty to be accepted....I have scrubbed off the dirt and sand...just that the white mesh is no longer white...

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Adizero CS(above): Was given to me by another runner who ran a marathon in it and the total mileage in that shoes is only about 85km


The other 8 pairs (including the rejected one) are in the photo above...all of them have served me well and there are some sentimental value in them....they include the shoes I used for my first and second marathon and my favourite trail runners and my one and only pair of shoes which I won thru running....below are the a brief descriptions of them:

Top row from far left to near right:

Adizero SN US12: The shoes I love most and fit me the best! Used it for my second marathon and many long runs....I have not found another shoes with the cushioning and last so fit to my it at 30% off during adidas sales on 29 May mileage: about 700km.....

Nike Air Pegasus 2005 US11: The shoes I hate most...not only it fit badly...The first few runs caused pain on my archilles tendon......But this is the one and only shoes I won thru running thru MR25 ultramarathon 2005 8th placing..7 laps in 10hr 15min.....the original prize was an old pair of nike free 5.0 with wrong size and wrong was changed to this and got it on 20 jan 2006, mileage: 160km

Nike Air ACG (forgot model name) US10.5: This is actually a pair of trail runners/hiker...which I brought it from queensway for walking.....but my feet grew due tomy long distance running and cannot fit in any more.....comfy and good for lazy pple cause no lacing mileage: unknown

Fila racers (forgot model name) US10.5: I brought this for $60 at former sportslink in Tampines Mall for an adventure race....not a good buy as I should have brought something more breathable and better drainage...anyway, it has served me well in my speed works and some races.... total mileage: unknown

bottom row from far left to near right

Mizuno Wave Rider 8 US11: One of my favourite running shoes as well, only complaint is the forefoot cushioning really sucks....ran my first marathon in it and after that, my forefoot hurts for days.....after that retired to become my IPPT shoes....forgot how much I paid for it...definitely got it from World of Sports using some discount on 12 sept 2005...Total mileage: 480km

Asics Nimbus 7 US12: My worst buy of my it at Asics Runners' World Singapore at 40% off but still paid the most among all my running shoes....and yet...the first few runs caused archilles tendon pain...too much cushioning for me...what am I thinking when I spent my $$ on it on 14 jan mileage: 500km

Asics Cumulus 6 US10.5: My longest lasting it on 31 Aug 2004 at a sale in Tampines mall "first" running shoes when I started long distance leisure running 4 years back.....clocked over 1000km and mostly at bedok reservoir gravel and the outsole is still looking good...unfortunately, my feet expanded..if not,will continue to use this shoes for my run Mileage: about 1000km

Salomon XA PRO 3D US10.5: My favourite Trail running far, I have not found a second model that is so close to it....I used it in trail and also road for my long runs...>95% mileage in it using my friend's discount on 14 jan 2006 when Salomon was closing down and paid only $117 (RP: $209).....I got a second pair(US12) thru a fren holiday in Hong Kong last year to replace this one which I cannot fit in for running any more.....Total Mileage: 450km

6 brands, 9 shoes....I took 3 days to clean them up...I hope Running Labs can accept the rest of the 8 of them as they are still in wearable conditions...Those pairs which are rejected will go to donation box in Salvation Army Singapore...

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