The new shoes arrived yesterday.
I had hardly heard of the brand, Saucony, until I seen them online, and only had online reviews to go by when I decided to order them.
I purchased, from Zappos, the Saucony Cohesion 6 neutral running shoe.
Gray and pink.
So far, only one day in, I am really liking them.
I ordered a size 9wide at the advice of the technician who fitted me for my orthotics.
She said the wider shoe would work better with my insert and not stretch the shoe out.
So, heres what I can say so far.
I wore them to the walking track today, without the orthotics.
I was afraid that the wide size might be too lose, but it wasnt, it was a good fit, the shoes feel really good.
I chose not to include the inserts, instead I put my Dr. Scholls gel inserts in them instead.
I have noticed alot of pain on the outside of my foot when I am wearing the orthotics, no matter which shoes they are in.
I seriously believe it was the inserts pushing my feet up and outward, leading to much more pressure on the outside of my foot, that lead to my broken bone last year.
So, I have decided not to wear them until I find out what is really going on with my foot.
It is still numb, but wasnt so bad today, being that I have only walked on the walking track 2 times in 2 months, I had a slow start.
After 10 minutes I had to sit down and take a break of about 4 minutes, then I picked up and walked the next 30 minutes, slow and careful of the foot, but I did it and I am glad I took the chance.
I hope to get some answers next week about the numbness in my foot.
I can almost, like a psychic, predict what they are going to say and if I am right, I will refer back to this blog.
So, as of right now, the shoes feel good, they fit well, no rubbing, of course 40 minutes on the walking track isnt the test.
It is how long will they wear, will the soles stay in good shape, etc.
I dont really care for the white shoe strings, so the search is on for a nice pair of pink or multi-colored strings.
After my walk, I picked up a take out sub from Subway and came home and now I am getting ready to get a good long soak in the tub and some Netflix.
My plan is to get up and go to the track again tomorrow, only early. Say around 8 am.
Hoping the rain has passed and I can get in another good walk.
I have stayed on track today and am feeling pretty good.
Looking forward to putting the past pains and foot issues behind me, getting some treatment for whatever is causing this and just keep eating healthy, and getting myself back to losing weight.
Happy weekend all.