My family has a little tradition that we started a couple of years ago where we go together to get NEW TENNIS SHOES! It's funny, because my husband started this one day.... he just said, "Let's all go get new tennis shoes!" So now, every so often, maybe a couple times a year, he'll surprise us with "New Tennis Shoe Day"! The thing is... it's not planned (because my husband is not a shopper), so it's a "now or never" moment. It lasts for the day though... so if we can't find any we like where we go, we can look elsewhere...or online. Our oldest son usually is the one to do this because he's more into the "skate" shoes rather than tennis shoe/running shoe types....and we don't ALL usually end up finding something we want, but it's the fun of it! Well, yesterday was the day!!
Our oldest son missed out this time because he's in Europe, so sad... LOL! But our younger son is home from college for the summer so he got to go this time! We usually hit "Sports Authority", but now we have a "Dick's" sporting goods in our town so that was the place yesterday! I'm a huge fan of Nike Free Run's, they are the most comfortable shoes I've found and I've gotten some form of them the last three "Tennis Shoe Day's". They are always making new kinds, so off I went hoping... "Can you please have some normal colors?!" Well, I got my answer....NO! They are all so bright and neon and in my opinion... ugly! I did see some I liked that were the Nike FlyKnit 4.0's that were black with a white "swoosh". But they didn't have my size. I tried some on in a bright blue that were just a half size too big and aside from the size being slightly off.... they were SOOOOOO comfortable. I had my husband try on the same shoe in a men's to show him how comfortable they were. He agreed.... he didn't get them though because what I've noticed is that he doesn't actually want new shoes, he wants to go look at the camouflage clothing section...LOL. Our son didn't find any since he's not running cross country anymore.... so he wanted to head over to the outlets to find some Adidas instead. So we all left "Dick's" empty handed....well, except for a camo shirt;)
When I got home I got online because I actually do need some new workout shoes and wanted the Nike FlyKnits now that I felt HOW comfy they are!! AND I'm not one to pass up a new pair of shoes when offered! I looked at the actual Nike website to see if they had any colors I could tolerate. They did have the black and they had a pair that were mostly white with some gray... then I saw the ones I wanted! They were gray! But when I looked closer, they were the "custom" ID Nike's. They were $40 more money....but you can make them any color you want!!! This is well worth it to me... once I calculate the "cost per wear"! You can click through and "design" your own shoes... the shoe, the soles, the laces, the logo, the "swoosh"!!... any color combos you choose. And you can see it as you design it! I was in heaven because like I said, I usually just pick the "least ugly" one's that aren't too bright... but never have "loved them".
So, that's it! I ordered them and am SO excited! I can't wait to get my one of a kind NIKE's! I even customized the tongue ID... instead of saying "NIKE", it has a little piece of "me". That way, every time I'm exercising with all of you....I can be a little more motivated because it'll make me think of you guys!! Here's my final design.... :) NOW I'm even more excited for the "Fitness Challenge"!!
Update: I GOT THEM!! LOVE THEM!!