I have been testing out a pair of Nike Lunar Trainers.
This is a very light weight shoe that offers quite a bit of cushioning. To give you an idea of what I like in running shoes, the past couple of years I've run mainly in Newtons, Nike Frees, Zoot, and Nike Marathon racers. The Lunar's are as light as any of these, but with much more cushioning. The upper is a lightweight mesh which I love. The toe box is wide wich suits my fat feet. These shoes would be perfect if it werent for the fact that the heel tab comes up a bit high and is rigid, thus cutting into my skin on both feet. I have blood on the shoes to prove it. No matter how great the shoes may be, this absolutely sucks. So this morning, before my run, I took out a pair of scissors and did some remodeling.
Problem solved, this worked perfect. I thought I was going to have to do some sewing, but the glue and stiching in back seemed to hold in place fine. We'll see how this lasts. I had a great run in these shoes this morning with no issues, and what made it even better was that 10 minutes into my run, it started to snow and I ran the majority of the run with fresh, white snow falling.
Hopefully the snow will fall up in Foxboro as the Patriots beat up on the Steelers (How did you end up becoming a Steelers fan anyways Straz?).