Retiring The Lobsters

Have any of you guys ever had a pair of running shoes that you love so much, you don’t want to ruin them from logging too many miles? Well, that’s my Lobsters for me.IMG_7678Even though I’ve only had them for about 4 months, they are my favorite pair of running shoes ever and I don’t want to see them get worn out!  I really just love the lobsters on them and know I won’t be able to score another pair. Call me sentimental but they’ve carried me through countless training runs plus 2 marathons, including my PR at the Vermont City Marathon back in May. I’m running a half next weekend for my birthday (I think) and plan to retire them after that. I will be sad to see them go but they will look good in the little running display that I’m working on. Plus, that just means it’s time for another pair! That’s how that works, right?

IMG_7681Which brings me to my next point -> how many running shoes are too many running shoes? I say you can never have too many but my boyfriend disagrees with me 😉 I ask because I have 4 pairs in rotation right now, including the lobsters, so that will drop down to 3 once I retire them next week… but I want to get another pair of Brooks Launch’s. This will bring me back up to 4! I have one pair specifically designated for speed work but the other 3 pairs I wear as I see fit. I do wear them all and don’t think it’s a problem having that many! What might put it over the edge is the 2 other pairs for everyday use… Oops! #RunningShoeAddiction

I didn’t think I could love a shoe more than I did Brooks Glycerin’s but I absolutely love Brooks Launch 2’s way more. Granted my first pair were my lobsters but I absolutely fell in love with them! Breaking them in was no problem at all, they are super light, and cushioned perfectly! Which is why I want need another pair after next week. Plus, look how beautiful they are below. They also have them in all pink (obsessed) but I think those are way cooler. Or maybe I’ll get both? Just kidding (kinda)!

Fellow runners:

How many pairs of running shoes are in your rotation?

Does anyone rock Brooks Launch 2’s? Do you love them as much as me?

What’s your favorite shoe/could you recommend something better than Launch’s?

I would love some feedback on this!!

10 Comments Add yours

  1. kmikus110 says:

    those are the coolest shoes!!!!!!!!!

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  2. Amy Lauren says:

    I have a lot of shoes… probably like 6 pairs right now although one is basically worn out and I only use them if I’m running a race like a trail run so I can get them muddy and finally toss em. I tried on the Launch and really like them and don’t blame you to save the Lobsters because they are just so cool! I’m not a fan of the ombre look of so many shoes lately though…

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  3. Amy Lauren says:

    BTW, if the Launch 2 is working for you, stick with it :). But the day I tried them on, I ended up buying the New Balance Fresh Foam Zante… so that’s another you could try. Similar shoe and same price.

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    1. I’m definitely going to check those out!!!!

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  4. I loved my Ghost 7’s..until I got a pair of Gylcerin 12’s. Oh my! Those things are like magic.

    I so want the lobster shoes… 😉

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    1. Love the Glycerin 12’s!

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  5. The correct formula for determining how many pairs of running sneakers you should own is n + 1, with “n” being the number of running sneakers you already have. Ha. That’s actually a cyclist thing that they joke with how many bikes to own, but it converts nicely for running shoes. Buy ’em up, you can’t have too many!

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    1. the best formula I ever heard of! I’m glad someone is on my side 🙂

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  6. Those shoes are so fun! I always say stick with what works, but i love my new balance 1280’s. I’m on my 7th pair of them!

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    1. I’ll have to check those out as well!

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