This lack of "trendiness" extends to my workout attire. As I've stated before, I'm known as "the girl in the wife-beaters and cheerleading shorts that may or may not match" at the gym. I've only recently started buying some trendier (and more expensive) workout clothes. So now that my clothing matches, I've discovered a disturbing observation that my shoes don't match.
Before we go any further, a bit of background information ...
I'm pretty sure I have the world's narrowest heel. Only two brands of running shoes (or "sneakers" as J calls them) fit my feet without slipping off my heel: Saucony and Brooks. Neither of those companies are known for making trendy or even very stylish shoes (nothing against those companies, but really ... you can't argue that there's just no comparison between them and say, Nike), but I've come to accept the limitations in my footwear options. Most of my shoes look eerily similar, with just some variations in color.
Do you sense a trend? ...
Diversifying can be scary ...
Last weekend, J and I happened upon a shoe sale, and I figured it'd be a good time to stock up on running shoes. As I tried on different colors of Sauconys, J kept suggesting other brands.
"What about Under Armour?" Love them, but my heel slipped right out.
Super cute, right? Unfortunately, not made for my foot.
"What about these cute Pumas?" Kind of cute, but totally couldn't do cardio in them. Plus, my heel slipped out.
Not bad for everyday wear, but would have to change shoes in the middle of my workouts.
"What about those black Sauconys?" Hmmm ... black workout shoes? I have a pair of black Jordans, but they're definitely only for purposes of looking cute (NOT for any type of cardio).
Cute, but definitely NOT suited for the treadmill
So I hemmed and hawed over the black Sauconys ... could I rock black shoes in the gym? They were definitely cute!
Being trendy ...
After a long internal debate, I decided to step outside of my self-imposed workout attire box, and buy the black shoes. I tried them out on Tuesday for my leg workout, and loved them! For once, my entire workout outfit matched!
Rockin' my new kicks!
Maybe being "trendy" isn't such a bad thing!