Hi AthletaWell members! I'm thinking of running a half marathon in mid-September and I'm looking for running shoe recommendations. I currently have Hokas which I do like but I don't enjoy the color options they offer (I'm picky and enjoy dark, solid colors), but I'm curious what shoes you all run in?
I am with you on the aesthetics. I've run all my marathons and half marathons in Adidas Ultra Boost. I absolutely love them and am on my 5th pair. The black ones actually *do not * have any hidden pink features (which is so rare in women's shoes):
Congrats on thinking of doing a half! I've done two, one with Brooks and one with Hokas. I personally preferred the Brooks and while I do recommend those (and to avoid Nike for sure), what I would recommend even more is going to a running store to get fitted for a shoe that is specified for you. Everyone has different feet, soles, gaits, etc. and having a shoe fitter find a shoe that fits your specifications will provide you a lot of relief in the long run. I also get really picky about colors and the look of the shoe but I had to remind myself that my comfort and the health of my feat is way more important than the aesthetics. Sometimes in running, the "uglier" the shoe, the better! Good luck!