With that said --there are so many sneaks out there. The Nike Free's were my first excursion into the minimalist territory. (I'm still not running neutral, or at least I don't think I am. I strike in the middle of my foot. At least, I think so, def. not on my toes like I think the real minimalists do.) I think I had been liking the more neutral running shoe. For most of my adult post-children running life, I've worn Asics. They seem to be nice and WIDE for me. A lot of nice padding, but big right? As a youth, I wore New Balance, big chunky -- kind of ugly but it a runners kind of way. It was all good.
Now back to my shoe purchase. There are just so many shoes....and not the fun to try on Jimmy Choos or Diors in Nordstroms kind of way. It's hard to know if you like them until you hit the blacktop. Many, ok MOST, of them have really bizarre color combinations too. I don't really mind, but I'm not Usain Bolt - I won't be flying by at lightening speed so a little flash goes a LONG way.
I can't spend another 2 hours in City Sports for a while, or the sales person will think I have a crush on him!