One of my first posts on this blog last year was about cutting my running shoes to remove a part that gave me blisters. You can read the post here.
Since then I’ve cut and ran in 3 pairs of Nike Pegasus. This is the Pegasus +25 and +26. I’ve done more than 3000km in these 3 pairs and have had no injuries. This alone is probably a great success formula. I now need to buy shoes again and can’t help to wonder if this is the right way of doing it.
I had no injuries, so the shoes are perfect…after I cut of some part that gives me blisters… Is this right or should I look at another shoe? I’m not sure, but cutting a piece off a brand new running shoe I just paid R1000.000 for is not always that much fun. I’ve only seen a picture of the Pegasus +27, but it looked as if the part that doesn’t work with my running style is still there.
So what do I do? Stay with the same, cut them and be sure I won’t get any shoe related injuries. Or do I look for something similar that I don’t need to cut and hope I won’t get any shoe related injury?
Would anyone else cut their new shoes to be perfect or would you rather choose a different brand that won’t need cutting?