10 miles on park roads and trails on an overcast cool breezy fall-like morning. Felt okay, though not as good as yesterday, and wanted to do a little more, but a decent sized blister was developing on the bottom of the right foot and the right knee was getting sore from compensating for that blister. The shoe’s cushioning didn’t feel right, so checked it and saw that the forefoot area of the outer sole, under the gel pad (Asics), had completely worn through and I could feel the pad. So that section of the shoe’s cushioning was getting soft and not supporting my right forefoot very well.
They sure don’t make them like they used to. This has happened to the last several pairs. What good are gels if the outer sole wears out. I’ve had these shoes since winter, so I guess they’ve had a good run; but I used to be able to wear Asics for entire year because of the gels and the tough soles. I guess it didn’t make business sense to make them that durable and long lasting. Luckily I have a back up Saucony pair, but will have to get some new Asics, my faves, stat.