With running season in full swing I was thinking it would be fun to share my favorite gear.
1. ASICS 2000 Series
For a girl who lives in bare feet the right shoe is very important. In my opinion these shoes can't be beat for comfort or performance. Arthritis has left some of my toes deformed and running can take a rather hard toll. My orthopedic specialist recommends Brooks and I have tried other brands as well but I always come back to ASICS. They have various lines but in my opinion none offer the support and endurance for road miles as does the GT 2000. I personally prefer the previous model to this year's newer version but whichever you choose I don't think you can go wrong in an ASICS shoe. An added bonus: This spring at the beach I ended up in some quick sand during my morning run. My shoes were a mess! I wasn't sure what to do to get them ready for the next morning. In the end I figured I had nothing to lose and tossed them in the washer. They came out looking brand new. I set them on the porch to get some sun to dry them out but that night they were still wet inside. I wanted to make sure they were ready for my run the next morning so I tossed them in the dryer. This was a ridiculously loud endeavor but those shoes came out dry and still looked as if they had just come out of the box. I am thinking I LOVE a shoe that can go in the washer and dryer.
What about you? What is your favorite exercise gear? What item is on your running must have list?