For day 14 of the 30-30 style challenge, I decided to wear something warm and comfy for a long night at The Advocate. I chose jeans, a comfy tank top, cardigan and a scarf, finishing the look with my comfy Adidas.
I bought these Adidas rather recently and I was so excited to finally have a “casual” pair of tennis shoes. Ever since I started cross-country in 7th-grade, I’ve only bought running shoes. Each year I’d buy a new color of the same style shoe: Asics Gel Nimbus. By the time I graduated high school, I had collected a green pair, purple pair, blue pair, an orange pair and two pink pairs of the same style shoe. What can I say – I loved them. They had good arch support, they were really comfy, and I liked the design. Whenever I’d buy a new pair for running, I’d retire my old ones to everyday shoes. It was the perfect way to recycle my shoes!
But at some point, I got “sick” of them. I wanted to try something new. The first time I needed to buy running shoes in college, I was determined to find something new, something better, more comfy, more stylish. Unfortunately, no matter how many shoes I tried on, none ever lived up to my beloved Gel Nimbus. I did this for three years straight trying on shoe after shoe until finally settling with a new color of Nimbus.
When I started working at DSW last spring, I constantly had my eyes open for new cross trainers, light-athletic and running shoes. I found several pairs that I loved, but for some reason never tried them on – when I finally did, I hated them. They felt so awkward on my feet. But when I went back to DSW this fall, I finally found this pair of Adidas in clearance and tried them on. They were perfect!
Maybe it’s because I haven’t been doing as much running or maybe because I began having so much knee problems, but I’ve finally been able to move on from my Nimbus and buy a completely different style running shoe as well. I haven’t had a chance to really try them out on a long run yet, but I’m confident they will feel great on my precious little feet.
Have you ever wanted to try something new but just couldn’t seem to give up your old way?
Outfit photos by Robert Swansen