Tuesday, January 8, 2013
New Kicks and Karma...
Check out my new running shoes! Sorry about the crummy picture, but I left my camera's battery charger in Idaho, so I had to use my phone. :( Anyway, Here they are! I usually only buy one pair of running shoes a year. This year I wanted to start off with a new pair, because I plan on crushing my pathetic mileage from last year. I am coming up on the 1000 MILE mark on my Nike running app, (Woohoo!!!) and nearly every one of those miles has been run in Nikes. I love the look of Nike, and they have been good to me, but I needed a change. I have an old foot injury that has been sneaking up on me, and I feel like I needed different support. My sister, who also loves to run, swears that the Asics Kayano have been great for her. I thought since we have a similar stature I should give them a try, and also have heard that many other avid runners love them as well. I am so excited about these shoes, but I'm afraid that they may come with a little bad karma. We'll see, but I'm going to air it all here in hopes to avoid any bad juju. I don't know what is out there, but I am a very firm believer in some sort of "what goes around comes around" balance in the universe. Here's why I'm worried...
The Asics Kayano run a price tag of around $150, so I have just been waiting for the right time to buy.
I knew with the new year arriving, that last years model (Gel Kayano 18) would be going on sale. I was watching Nordstrom online for that to happen, and it did. They went on sale for $99. Nice! I thought before I went into the store at the mall, I would try my luck at Nordstrom Rack to see if by chance there would be any there. Yes! Nordstrom Rack had them for $89.90 in three different colors. So I tried on a pair of pink and grey Kayano 18's in a 5 1/2 (my usual running shoe size), and found that they felt good. Then I remembered that the reviews online said they run a little small, and recommended that you order a half size up. I hesitantly walked around to the size 6's, and found that they only had white and turquoise, or dark grey and purple. I didn't like those colors as well, so I decided to grab the pink ones and be on my way. Then while walking away, I noticed a white and turquoise pair thrown in back of the size 7 shelf. I just grabbed them down to look. I saw that they were actually a size 6, and had been priced wrong at only $49! The same price as the less expensive Asics they had on the shelf.
I stirred guiltily over whether or not to say anything at the register when they actually rang up $49. I didn't. :( I just paid for them and went smiling out the door. I saved $100 from the original price tag! Now I feel a little bad about it, but I also feel like Nordstrom has gotten PLENTY of my money over the years. I also love the shoes. They feel great! What do you think? Have you ever done anything like that before? Is it wrong to get a deal that you KNOW is the wrong price? Well, I guess if I roll my ankle, or fall on my face running next week we will know! :)