I’m dealing with an injury so I thought this would be a great time to do a fashion department
report on some new equipment. Today I’ve received a new pair of walking shoes.
Why? Well, the Brooks Adrenaline shoes that I bought from Rush Running over a year ago have worn out. I took listeners along with me on that one, go back and listen to episode 20 for the complete live experience. These have been great shoes but I’ve put several hundred miles of outdoor walking and hiking in them in all kinds of weather. After my last walk I had considerable soreness in my feet. So the Brooks have done their duty and will now go into semi-retirement as lawn mowing shoes or something similar.
In the last year my fashion choices have been utilitarian and very budget conscious because I have been forced into a virtually all-new wardrobe to due various physical changes. This year, I want to be more intentional about my choices, and buy for quality and purpose. Since I see myself doing several hundred miles of walking in the coming year I looked into shoes made specifically for walking.
I settled on this pair after perusing The Walking Company website, there is a link in the show notes. As the name suggests they specialize in shoes made especially for walking, as well as accessories including orthotics, socks and more. I was particularly attracted to this shoe because it was on sale and included a free orthotic footbed. Here are some of the features of the Abeo Active as described on the website.
“Enjoy the increased flexibility, support and lightweight comfort of the men’s ABEO Active. This athletic style features a lightweight injected EVA midsole for added arch support, with built-in Cloud crash pad in the heel for flexibility, shock absorption and comfort. It has strategically placed flex zones for forefoot flexibility and traction. Breathable knit upper with synthetic suede overlays for added durability. Sock-like construction with a lace up closure for a customized fit plus a breathable knit lining. ABEO LiTe™ 2.0 advanced lightweight technology delivers ultimate comfort and support. And a Molded rubber outsole provides maximum traction. The Active also includes the ABEO 3D³ CORE Sport Orthotic custom fit to your feet using advanced digital scan technology for incredible all-day support and comfort.”
The package arrived just today. So let’s take a look! Now if you’re listening to the podcast, you can see all this on the YouTube channel http://RunningAFEVER.com/YouTube.
The shoes are unusual, but nice looking in this color of blue, and though the color of the footbed was not specified when I bought it, it matches the shoes, which is nice.
Obviously this is just a preliminary review, but so far they feel great. I have no reason not to recommend them. You’ll find a link on the shop page if you wish to try them out yourself.
Weight 7-day Avg. (change since Jan 2018): 213 (-61)
Workout time: 0 Minutes
Total Distance (total since Nov 2017): 1.75 Miles (464.04)
Muscle Mass 7-day Avg. (change since Aug 2018): 155.8 (+13)
Body Fat 7-day Avg.: 27%
Daily Sleep Duration 7-day Avg: 6 hours
2019 Goal: 15% Body Fat