Wednesday, March 2, 2011

I'm Too Old & Nerdy For Skate Shoes (But I'll Get a Pair Anyway)

Got myself a new pair of shoes yesterday. I've been lurking around Zombie Runner for weeks, hoping for the next shipment of Inov-8 F-Lite 195s to arrive -- but I got a little tired of waiting. So when I spied a pair of red Merrell Trail Gloves (see reviews here and here) at REI, I snatched 'em up.

They're zero-drop and feature Vibram soles, so I was itching to give 'em a try. I did my first workout in these shoes this morning, and they felt fantastic: roomy in the toe box, with great ground feel.

This doesn't mean I still don't want a pair of Inov-8s, though. The elusive 195s are still on my wish list -- not to mention the new X-Lite 155s that Tim told me about.

While I'm at it, let me throw a pair of Vibram Komodo Sports and a pair of New Balance Minimus shoes on the list, too.

And for good measure, a new pair of skate shoes -- my first pair in, oh, about 23 years. Brian Mackenzie's a big fan of DCs for all-around CrossFitting, and the man knows his stuff.

Still, I suspect I'm too much of a nerdy geezer to pull off the skater look these days.