I caved. I went into a local running shoe store and walked away spending $90 on a little slice of foot heaven (at least I hope so!). I walked away with the Saucony Women's ProGrid Ride 3 this time. So I am wearing them around the house before taking the plunge to the great outdoors.
The gal working was so sweet! She commented on the little cross charm I wear on my running shoes and doted on my boy so I was pretty much sold before I tried on my shoes! I also got home to find she gave me a $10 discount. How nice! She's pretty much my new BFF and if these measure up (ie- no foot falling asleep while running, no blister from running on a toe mid-run) I might go back and hug her. : )
After this I think I will have run in every major brand of running shoes and still don't feel in love with one brand or style. I am hoping this might be it and very happy to say goodbye to my pair of Brooks.
Tomorrow's run has a wet 8 miles on tap.