My first pair of running shoes were, well, cheap. I was in college. I was on a budget. And running was not at the top of my priority list. At the time I thought they were great shoes. Silver and orange, I think – and what else mattered? They tied up just fine, and I could run around my school’s indoor track for 30 minutes or so without any more discomfort than than running 30 minutes in my out-of-shape body at the time.
Ditto with the sports bra. It was nothing special to say the least. Cotton. Light blue. And cheap.
It wasn’t until a couple of years later – when I started running for real – that I realized that it’s worth it to shell out a couple of extra bucks (or a couple dozen) for a good pair of shoes. And that cotton anything is a no-no in running circles.
However, if you do that with every piece of running gear, running – the sport that requires nothing but a desire to move – can quickly be out of your price range. So, what’s worth the extra cash? And where can you shave off a couple of bucks?
Let me tell you: