Tuesday, January 8, 2013

New Kicks and Karma...

Hey Y'all!

      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! :)



  1. Asics are amazing!!
    DO NOT FOR A SECOND FEEL BAD ABOUT IT. Got it?? Ok. good. :D

  2. Take it from your bestie who is working in retail ... go with what the tag says! Lucky you to find such a deal! It happens some times that the wrong item gets the wrong markdown, and most likely the sales associate wouldn't have been able to do anything about it anyways. The next person to come across them would have gotten the sweet deal instead. Karma knows you didn't switch tags, so you two are cool. ;o)