Running shoes have certainly become quite expensive here in SA and the exchange rate is not helping. I'm sure the trend is the same all around the world though.
I had to buy new shoes for the road this week. I've been a Nike Pegasus runner for many years and almost always ran in them. There was one year, I think 1995, when they had a terrible model and I had to "level up" to the Nike Air Max. A great shoe but a lot more expensive.
The same happened now. The new Pegasus does not have enough toe space for me. For some reason the toe is not as wide as it used to be. Why change this now I'm asking Nike...?
I had to "level up" to the more expensive Nike Air Zoom Vomero 9.
At least I will be safe and visible in those colours!
It is a lot of money, but I also know better than to take a shortcut or is that a cheapcut with this.The cheaper shoes are only good enough up to a point and they never give you the same mileage as the more expensive shoes do. High weekly or monthly mileage definitely makes it worth paying more for shoes.
I'm wearing them to work today and will wear them over the weekend before taking them for a run on Monday morning.
Have a super weekend!