Running Shoe Naming

Why is this so difficult?

13 messages
12/09/2012 at 14:21

Both my wife and I are about to replace our running shoes and once again meet the same problem. We are both happy with our current shoes and want to replace like for like (mine New Balance and her's Saucony).

Can anyone point us to an upto date site/article giving details of what shoe replaced what?

As an example, my wife currently has Saucony Progrid Phoenix 4: is it as simple as thisbeing replaced by the 5? The RW review of the 5 makes no mention of what it replaces - if anything.

12/09/2012 at 14:25

I thought you meant you gave your shoes names, and found it difficult to think them up 

My Asics Gel 11## just go up by 10 each year (eg. 1160, 1170, etc.,).

They are not exactly the same, though - one incarnation (can't remember which one) was much firmer than the predecessor.  Fortunately, they returned to their softer selves in the next generation.

 

12/09/2012 at 15:02

I call one of my running shoes George Michael.

Because it got pulled off in a bog.

Thank you.

12/09/2012 at 15:03

12/09/2012 at 15:14
Muttley wrote (see)

I call one of my running shoes George Michael.

Because it got pulled off in a bog.

Thank you.

Bad dog!

Pethead    pirate
12/09/2012 at 15:21
John Everington wrote (see)

As an example, my wife currently has Saucony Progrid Phoenix 4: is it as simple as thisbeing replaced by the 5? 

Yes.

12/09/2012 at 15:24

i name mine Left and Right and write L and R on them to avoid any confusion.

12/09/2012 at 17:45

Adidas do the stupid naming all by themselves.  Supernova Glides...

18/09/2012 at 16:50
Pethead wrote (see)
John Everington wrote (see)

As an example, my wife currently has Saucony Progrid Phoenix 4: is it as simple as thisbeing replaced by the 5? 

Yes.

And No.

As Wilkie said, the manufacturers make small changes to the 'new' version. Some of these changes may be good for you, but some changes you may not like.

18/09/2012 at 17:20

Thanks everyone (loved the shoe names lol).

 

18/09/2012 at 17:44
Singleton wrote (see)
Pethead wrote (see)
John Everington wrote (see)

As an example, my wife currently has Saucony Progrid Phoenix 4: is it as simple as thisbeing replaced by the 5? 

Yes.

And No.

As Wilkie said, the manufacturers make small changes to the 'new' version. Some of these changes may be good for you, but some changes you may not like.

and some of those small changes can result in a trusted favourite become a hated shoe.   so it's always best to try and get a short test run in whatever iteration yor new shoe has become.

Mutts - nice one.... 

21/09/2012 at 09:22

You can name them John Free Running Shoes.

21/09/2012 at 09:50

Thanks again everyone.

This naming thing has got out of hand (well foot) lol.

My wife has just bought her next pair and Im about to order mine. 

Thanks again

(And Sara if I call them both John, how will they who Im talking to?)


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