I went to Bivouac and found something I'd been wanting for ages:
And they're my size!
I've oogled Inov8's shoes at every Total Sport event I've been to, but never seemed to have the time to try them on. And I'd rather not buy my shoes online. So when I discovered that Bivouac were now selling the whole range I headed straight downtown and snapped up some RocLite 268's.
I'll be wearing these on the Coastal Challenge in two weeks, so took them out for a long run to make sure they worked for me. I am happy to report that they felt great and gave me no problems - I love the grip, the laces that stay tied, and the roomy as toe box - hopefully this means no more bruised toenails*.
There is something far more exciting about buying trail shoes than road shoes don't you think? These shoes are going to take me to places and fuel experiences that I'll never forget, unlike the mostly unmemorable pavement pounding that my road shoes do. I'm looking forward to lots of exciting adventures in these!
Do you get excited when you invest in new running shoes too? Yip
How many pairs do you have in rotation? 3 road, 2 trail
*update for those interested - I think it's going to stay put!