Tried out the new Saucony Guide 8 wide. Had to stop numerous times to adjust the shoe lace tying to keep them snug but the tongue on the left shoe seems shorter as it keeps sliding down. Not sure if they're the right ones for me.
Am battling with major plantarfacitis, especially on the left foot. Went to Wasatch Running Center to look for something inbetween the Altra (zero drop) and Mizuno Inspire (12mm) that I've been training in. I think my PF started when I first came home from my mission two years ago. At that time I felt like I needed to "relearn to run" and bought a pair of discounted Altra Torin (at the Expo of Timpanogos Marathon, first marathon I ran since returning home), which felt heavenly on my wide and flat feet. I transitioned into them and felt that they helped with better running form. However, I never ran a marathon in them even though I ran 7 marathons during that time. I first noticed PF pain during the taper of the Kingwood Marathon (Feb 2015); and determined that my calves were extremely tight as I had not done any proper stretching, recovery, strength training, etc. Anyhow, I then went back to running/training in my Mizuno Inspire. I have been wearing the old version Inspire 10 and find that the newer versions a bit too stiff. Anyhow I ran Boston this year in the Inspire 11 and got a big bloody toe nail on the 2nd left toe. I thought that the high toe-heel off set combined with the downhill course was the culprit. For Mt. Charleston I decided to wear the Altra Provision 2. They are fine except the toe box is too narrow for my wide feet (Altra tault WIDE toe box, but not these, go figure!) and caused giant blood blisters (new on top of old ones) just underneath the big toe where it rubs on the shoe's insole.
So Becca at WRC sold me this Saucony Guide 8 and I was really hoping that it would work. Well, see tomorrow's post on the verdict!