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How Many Pairs of Workout Shoes Do You Own?

I may need to rename this post “An ode to my Asics” because I only own ONE pair of running shoes:

Today’s September Blogging Challenge topic is:

How many pairs of workout shoes do you own?

As a mom of three, I don’t get a lot of extra money to spend on myself – instead I prefer to use any extra money I have to enrich my daughters’ lives: Hockey, skating, gymnastics, swimming, soccer, etc… I’d rather see them develop a love of sports instead of spending money on myself.  This is why I only have one pair of running shoes.

Yep – you read that right.

My beautiful (but smelly) pink Asics have run (according to Nike+) 628km in 2011, and 535km in 2012 with me, and have also attended numerous spinning, bodypump and mommy & baby fitness classes.  They have definitely served me well.  I’ve also managed to run mostly injury free during that time!  I got them somewhat as a Christmas gift from my mom – she gave me a Running Room gift card for Christmas which covered a good chunk of the purchase, and then I paid the rest.

Hubby was pissed.

“How could you spend so much money on a pair of shoes? I know what Asics cost, and that’s A LOT of money for something that will only last you 3 months.”

I like to think that I proved him wrong.  But maybe he was just using reverse psychology?  Perhaps he knew full well that a statement like that would encourage me to get as much use out of my shoes as I possibly can.  I think it worked.

Dear Santa, I need new shoes… badly!

As much as I love love love my beautiful pink Asics – it’s time to take them on a mud run, and replace them with something newer (and perhaps less stinky).

How many pairs of workout shoes do you own?

PS – there’s still time to join in on the blogging challenge fun –  Here’s what you do:

  1. Add a new post to your blog (here’s a list of suggested topics in case you get stuck)
  2. Share your post in my comments for that day.
  3. Read, comment & share others’ posts.
  4. Rinse, lather and repeat for each day of the month.


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  • RunFastMama
    September 8, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    Wow, lol I have a pair of Brooks Pure Cadence in each color – Blue, Black and Pink and 2 Muzino WaveRIder 15s lol My Hubby pokes fun at me but he actually bought me the Pink ones on his own 😉

  • hikermom
    September 8, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    Oh man you need a new pair! Just tell your husband that a new pair will keep you from getting injured and cost less than physical therapy:) I am embarrassed to say I have about 4 pairs (2 Brooks, 2 Asics) plus some really old ones that I can’t seem to throw away. Weirdly sentimental. Good luck on getting some new ones:)

  • Milton Personal Trainer
    September 8, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    I have 4, 2 indoor cross trainers (1 to b outdoor soon) 2 outDoor running shoes (1casual, 1 dog runs)

  • Anna/Oma
    September 8, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    So, does that mean you want another Running Room GC for Christmas? That is definitely doable!

  • neophytegirl
    September 8, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    I used to have 20. I miss my variety!

  • flowersofmoss
    September 8, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    Haha, I have a lot of shoes. But I have no children, so I’m selfish and spend all my money on running shoes and Lululemon clothes =O

  • Leah
    September 8, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    My premier zig fly’s got very dirty during a mud run I did in june. I ran them through the dishwasher though and they looked good as new!

  • 300poundsandrunning (
    September 8, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    I have 4 pairs of workout shoes

  • BGRuns
    September 8, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    Hehe, those are well loved, that’s for sure. My two pair look way to nice to show after that, so instead showing pictures of my run today around Jackson, Wy

    You need to get a shoe sponsor;)

  • Alexandra Williams (
    September 9, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    I have about 6 or 7 pairs of workout shoes. But I teach about 9 classes a week during the school year. And I have 2 pair of walking shoes and a pair of hiking shoes. But no running shoes, as I hate running. Any suggestions for good walking shoes for a half marathon? I’ll be walking! Thanks

  • cathyo
    September 9, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    my closet is full of old shoes, but I only have 1 pair that I will run in. Love my Asics.

  • Di
    September 9, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    I have 4 on the go right now, I cycle mine though
    1 pair for high impact/running
    1 pair for other stuff like bodypump etc
    1 pair for walking
    1 cycling shoes

  • Amanda
    September 9, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    YES ASICS! I have two of the same pair.

  • Kayla in the City
    September 9, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    impressive! but it is definitely an ode to Asics, I love my Asic Nimbuses!
    I currently alternate between 4 depending on the activity

  • Chris
    September 9, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    I have 3 pairs of workout shoes, 2 saucony 1 asics. The Asics are for trails and muddy stuff, then one outdoor pair and one indoor pair of Sauconys.

  • Jogging Jawa
    September 10, 2012 at 12:58 am

    I love my lonely pair of Sauconys!

  • Amber K
    September 10, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    I actually have two. I have one pair that I wear to the gym to work out and one that I go dancing in. Nothing too special, in fact I’m pretty sure I got both at Wal-Mart. But they work for me!


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