Monday, July 16, 2012

Saucony LOVE

I am not a typical female when it comes to shoes.  I own more flip flops than any other type of footwear and I will wear sneakers, Converse and my Old Navy pair, to work when I can get away with it.  I think I may have ONE pair of high heels from a wedding that Mike and I were in a few years ago.  I had to scramble to find the lowest possible heel so that I didn't kill myself while walking!

Now, when it comes to running shoes that's a different story!  I have three pairs of shoes and I love them all!  Unlike Mike, who still hasn't determined his brand of choice (and to be honest who knows if he will), I am a Saucony-girl through and through!

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When we first started running, however, I went with the cheapest shoe I could find.  I also went with one of the brands that I wore while on cross country in elementary school (I went to a K-8 school) and high school, Nike.  Don't get me wrong I LOVE Nike clothes but their shoes aren't for me anymore. 

I decided that I wanted to get the Saucony Kinvaras and the rest is history!  I ended up LOVING them and also bought Saucony Mirages for my long runs.  When Mike and I signed up for our duathlon and realized that the run legs were going to be on trails I bought the Saucony Peregrines.

Three pairs of shoes for three different kinds of runs and I wouldn't have it any other way!  I would love to try the Kinvara TR for shorter trail runs too, I know I'm addicted!

 There's always room for more running shoes!

My love for Saucony has also started to trickle into my running attire as well.  I just bought a Saucony tank top that I am going to wear for the Rock 'n' Roll Chicago half marathon this weekend.  It has a pocket for my energy gel and keys so I can wear my compression shorts during the race without having to use my SPIbelt!  Plus it is bright green, love it!

I never thought I would be the type to have brand loyalty, but there is no denying it, I'm hooked on Saucony!

Do you have brand loyalty when it comes to your running shoes?

This is not a sponsored post nor was I compensated for it.  The opinions in this post, as always, are my own. 

19 comments:

  1. Sometimes certain brands just work for you! Like I said, I've been a Brooks gal through and through. Trying out some new trail running shoes and even getting me to do that was a HUGE step! :)

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  2. Hmm. I am still in the exploratory phase. My first running shoes ever were Brooks and now I'm on Asics. Maybe I'll try out Sauconies next time?

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  3. It's great you have a brand you love! I feel the same way about Mizuno. Hey whatever works, right?

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  4. It's so funny to me how everyone has their own favorite shoe! I'm a Nike Pegasus girl all the way. I was actually looking online today for a new (colorful) pair!!

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  5. I love love love my Asics shoes - definite brand loyalty for me!!

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  6. I used to be a Nike girl, but now I'm a Mizuno girl. I think we're loyal until it doesn't work for us anymore!

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  7. I've always loved my Brooks. Just tried Mizunos for the first time and love those two!

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  8. That's awesome! I'm happy for you! I'm a Brooks girl (the Launch) for two of my pairs of running shoes, but have been trying out Newton's, and really love those too. If it works - stick with it!

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  9. You know, I've never tried Saucony! I'm currently a Brooks Ravenna girl :)

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  10. Yup I am a saucony girl - just broke in new kins!

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  11. Figured I give you some comment love. I have four shoes I run in right now; Salomon S-Lab Sense, Merrell Mix Master, Altra Instinct, and the New Balance Minimus Trail. I love each one for a specific purpose and use. Glad you found something you like though.

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  12. I really love Saucony! On my second pair of Kinvaras and have Mirages too! (But I will admit - I'm flirting with a pair of Merrell Dash Gloves!)

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  13. I have a pair of the Kinvaras but also Brooks Adrenaline for long runs :) I have an amazing Saucony windbreaker though that is my go-to on cooler runs.

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  14. I haven't tried Saucony. I run in Brooks right now. Your shoes are so pretty and colorful, I love it! I would much rather spned the money on running shoes than any other shoes.

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  15. I'm still searching for the perfect pair for me.

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  16. SAUCONY all the way, Jamie, for me!!

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  17. I'm like you--flip flops and sneakers!! :D
    And you know about my love for Saucony too! The Kinvaras are my favorite shoe ever. I own 4 pairs of those alone. ;)

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  18. I'm a mizuno lover - started running in them because I liked the all black sneaker but I've loved the brand ever since!

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  19. I've become attached to the Brooks Adrenaline. I have tried Saucony, Mizuno and Asics but always come back to the Brooks! I keep wanting to wear the Kinvara because it's sooo cute and the colors are great, but it's not good for my foot.

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