How many is too many?
I was just wondering how many pairs of shoes everyone has "on the go" at any one time. It`s starting to cause a few arguments at home as the kitchen seems to be filling up with them and it`s too damp to store them in the garage.
Currently I have
2 (pairs) x Racing flats - 1 nearly worn out, 1 not yet worn in.
2 x Trail /off road shoes - 1 for really muddy stuff 1 for racing
3x "ordinary running shoes" for general road running
1x Minimal / barefoot shoes - thought i`d try and see what it is all about.
so thats 8 pairs,
what does everyone else have? (hoping i`m not the only one with so many)
I have four pairs but then have only 'road raced' until now but considering some trail stuff soon.
x2 pairs daily training shoes, 1 pair about 300 miles, the other brand new
x1 pair of 'racers'
x1 pair of minimal.
You can never have enough pairs in my eyes! But like Millsy they do create 'storage' issues
My issue is the sheer amount of running clothing. At the last count I had 22 running tops!!!!!
My OH has a ridiculous number of them. There are up to nine pairs in the cupboard, a couple in the hall, some in a drawer....
I have two pairs.
I'm reluctant to throw my favourite trainers away (or even give them to charity) so I have : 2 x road trainers that have done over a 1000 miles but are fine for mixed terrain muddy training runsThen4 x more regular road trainers (including a pair I bought two years ago and still haven't started using yet)
2 x racers
1 x 'waffles'
1 x 'conversions' - old road trainers now with an off-road sole
1 x athletic spikes
1 x cross country spikes
So that's 12 pairs in total
This week I have:
2x daily runners (two versions of the same model, one new and the other 80% ish through their effective life)
1x lightweight racing shoes.
Last week I had these three pairs plus at least another five pairs of old shoes that were used occasionally. I'm feeling much better for getting rid of them!
2 x pairs of road shoes
1 x lightweight
1 x XC spikes
But that could all change as there a few sales on at the moment
only have two pairs, one for road and flat trail and one for mud and hills!
I only have 2x road (am thinking of getting another pair exactly the same for when the current pair wear out, as they're cheap right now) and 1 x trail, but I also have three or four pairs of 'retired' road shoes that I think are knackered for running but would still use for other things, e.g. gardening, gym, etc.
1 pair training shoes (ordinary Asics) used for daily miles/gym.
1 pair trail shoes (although mostly used for hill walking these days).
1 pair fell shoes.
1 pair XC spikes
1 pair lightweight racing flats
2 pairs not really worn for running, just for kicking about.
I think that's all... bf has....
3 pairs old training runners
1 pair trail shoes
1 pair fell shoes
15 pairs all in... hmmm.... we may have an addiction
I now have the evidence I need to convince the missus that I do, in fact need at least another 3-4 pairs
One. I use them until they wear out and replace them. I do wear size 14's so there isn't a great deal of choice for me though.
besides the few old pairs of asics i no longer run in or wear but keep kicking around for god knows what reason...
2x new balance minimus zero road shoes (1 for training and a nice clean newer pair for race day)
1x barefoot trail shoe
1x "waffle" fell/mud shoe
1x track running shoe (middle distance adidas spikes)
2x GoRun (used to run in these a lot but these days i just use them for waking or traveling, they are by far the most comfortable shoes ive ever worn)
and finally i have for no reason other than sentimental, the pair i completed my 1st race in, in a box under the bed,
I only own a few pairs of real shoes.........
but running shoes..........
1 walshes3 trail.4 running shoes ijn use1 new pair shoes4 older pairs used for everyday walking around1 old pair used for painting
2 pairs. Just plucked up the courage to throw 3 pairs out that I though i (might) use at somepoint!
According to Fetch I have the following active right now
I like to swap around
I have 8 that are active - My current list is:
Brooks T7 racers (for 5-10ks)Asics Hyperspeed4s - lightweight shoes I didn't really get to grips with, so use very occasionallyBrooks ST5 (for 10k-10m races and whenever I fancy something a bit lighter)Brooks GTS 12 - core milegage shoeAsics 2170 (*2) - alternative everyday mileage shoesRoclite 315s (*2) - trail shoes (one old pair only used when the current pair are soaking wet)
I'm about to buy another pair of the Brooks GTS12 as I suspect my current ones are approaching the end of their useful life.
2 x road 3 x race1 x XC spike(plus 1 x track spike, impulse bargain buy in Sports Direct, haven't had a chance to see whether they'll knacker my calves yet.)
I've got 942 miles in my latest pair of Nike Zoom Elite, and the foam is starting to show through the outer, so I think they'll need retiring by 1,000 miles. I'm holding out at least till my next race, in case I win any more Sweatshop vouchers.
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