Jul 10, 2013

Running in My Saucony Guide 5

A lot were asking me about my new running shoes.  And a lot were also saying that it's the first time they heard of the brand.  Honestly, if I had not been into running, my brand vocabulary would be limited to Adidas and Nike.  Between, the two, I would always go for Adidas in a heartbeat.  That's just me.  I have nothing against the other one and might actually try it sometime.  

As a running enthusiast, I believe it is also good to test out other running shoe brands.  So I am starting out with Saucony.  In the future, I'd like to have my feet in a pair of Asics, Mizuno, Merrell, and Skora.  But that's getting ahead of myself, and my budget hahaha!

Last week, on a Tuesday, I got to try out my Saucony pair for the first time.  Like any shoes, it takes some getting used to.  Since I have only the Adidas before, that's the only one I could compare it with.  The Saucony Guide 5 feels lighter.  And as I pound on the pavement around Ayala Triangle, I noticed a slight difference.  With the new running shoes, I could feel the ground more, meaning it has probably a thinner padding compared to my old shoes.  So that's probably why it felt lighter.  But despite that, it still gives me ample support.  

I took the pair for another run last night, after office hours.  This time, I  also noticed that the shoe design is actually correcting or compensating for my slight pronation, as it tries to stabilize my gait.  I think that's great for protecting my ankle and less stress on the bunion in my left foot.  Don't ask me how I got that, but it was from a long time ago, not from all the running.  The bunion could act up sometimes, and could feel painful during long runs.  The mesh material of the shoes gives my bunion some breathing space so it doesn't feel like my left foot is being strangled.

I'd be honest, I am far from being a running shoe pro reviewer.  So I would spare you the technicalities (for now as I am still learning the ropes).  I'd just like to say that it is a joy to run in my new Saucony pair.  The lighter weight is a big plus and sometimes, during the run, I forget I was wearing them.  

I can't wait to wear them for my next 10K run.  The 37th Milo Marathon is going to be on the 28th of this month.  So for all of you who would like to join, I think registration is still on-going for the Manila race.  Hope to see you there!




43 comments:

  1. Keep us posted on your reviews as I'm always curious about such things.

    As I mentioned in my other comment, I was an Adidas girl for many years too and then I tried Nike for some time, and now I'm wearing ASICS. I tell you, the difference is so clear. When I wear the ASICS, I feel like I'm walking on air...

    Your Saucony look pretty sturdy, so they should serve you well. I have a friend who wear them and they are very comfy on her too. :-)

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  2. Oh I'd love to slip my feet into a pair of Saucony shoes as well. I have a New Balance pair now, but they broke during my last 10k run. I may have to invest in sturdier shoes.

    Good luck with the Milo run! I haven't registered yet

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  3. It wouldn't be a "running shoes" for nothing. I think the brand knows what your feet need when running.

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  4. i am sure you can nail that 10km with your new shoes :)

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  5. nice shoes. good luck to your next run...

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  6. Beautiful shoes..:)

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  7. These are great features, Aileen. You're one techie person din. You've been gradually changing the look of your blog :) Ang galing. Teach us how you did the header ;)

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  8. using a light weight shoes in running is important pala

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  9. Ang cute nya (My hubby is annoyed with how I look at shoes and clothes. enough na sa akin ang cute kaya I ended up with the shapeups lol. You are more like my hubby...features ang tinitingnan)

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  10. It looks nice nga sis. I want to buy a pair running shoes but I have to run muna, haha... I don't know, it took me forever to start running.


    Mommy Maye

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  11. It's good that you had the chance to try it already. Maybe because it's lighter than your other shoes you'll beat your time again when you join your marathon.

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  12. That's great to know that your new shoes is supporting you well. hope to purchase mine soon. It's actually my goal so I can start running. I hope you can make a post on what to consider in buying my fist set of running shoes. I don't have any idea at all. haha.

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  13. I had to look up pronation kasi di ko alam ano yun. Thanks for the link! By the way, I'm not familiar with the brand, too, but I trust your review. I might recommend this to my *better* other half who runs. :D

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  14. looks like you really like the shoes ha...nice review

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  15. The shoes looks great on you Ms. Aileen.. I really love the color too.. :)

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  16. Just like others, you opened my eyes to a lot of brands available for shoes. The shoes you had on looks nice and comfortable.

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  17. That's a great pair! I've heard about Saucony. I see often see it in the malls together with the top brands. I think, it's sikat in the International scene. :)

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  18. i only heard about saucony from your blog and from what you have written, it looks like a great running shoes. :-) sulit! i am a fan of merrell, but not the running shoes, yung trekking shoes ang like ko, haha! super light, too! anyway, goodluck on your next run, sis. be safe! :-)

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  19. I was originally going to buy a pair of Merrell running shoes but most of what I saw were for trail running and hiking. The regular running shoes are more into the barefoot running, which I am not yet ready for.

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  20. You're right. It's not really mainstream here in the country and it's mostly avid runners who know the brand.

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  21. I have an article on that ---> Of Run United, Riovana and Finding the Right Runnihg Shoes


    There is an infographic at the end of the article for your reference

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  22. Design and appearance is still the first thing I consider. After all, I got to like the shoes I'll be wearing. But what would make me go for the purchase is if the fit is right, it is comfy and all of that. Sometimes, some shoes look good but that's just about it hehehe...

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  23. Yes Reese, particularly if you're going for long distance running.

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  24. I'm far from techie sis. But here's what I did with the headers of my 2 blogs

    How to Make a Header Title Image Using Cool Text

    Shape'd: Simple Picture Cropping Tool



    You can find loads of free images online, but I got mine from Flickr under creative commons :-)

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  25. Yes, in fact, one of Saucony's tag line says: "We know because we run."

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  26. You'll love Saucony, but you could also try other brands. New Balance is a good brand din naman. :-) I would have wanted to try the Adidas Climacool (you know the one endorsed by David Beckham), but maybe when I am a more advanced runner na.

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  27. Asics is one of my "must try" brands. :-)

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  28. I have heard Mizuno is a good brand, a friend told me..

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  29. I wasn't really particular about running shoes as I am not into running. (lol) But looking at this review, I am convinced that you were able to pick one of the finest running shoes. To be honest, I seldom buy even the ordinary rubber shoes as my hubby always bring me a pair every time he comes back for a vacation kaya ayun naging dependent na ako sa bigay nya. Haha

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  30. My husband is the one who choices running shoes for me. I really have no idea what to look for. I basically just choose the design I like. Learned a lot from your post and will make sure to look beyond the design next time I get a new pair. :-) Oh, and good luck on the marathon!

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  31. Cool! I heard of a store also that checks your size and the structure of your feet and they would recommend the best shoe and shoe style/design for you. Isn't that cool? Heard of it also, sis?

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  32. So now I understand why Saucony is a hit to running enthusiast like you. Good review sis!

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  33. Yes, they have free gait analysis at Riovana and Runnr. I had mine checked at Riovana BGC. That is why I know of my slight pronation and flat feet.

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  34. Thanks Olga. Prior to my gait analysis, I just choose shoes by look and feel hehehe...now I know that I have to look for stability running shoes

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  35. Yes, my colleague who plays badminton is a Mizuno fan.

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  36. Great to hear that the shoes really help you run better. Good luck on your next run.

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  37. Yes, that's right, the Runnr store! :)

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  38. I've seen Mizuno running shoes too! I want them too! Kaso mahal. Hands up na ako sa Mizuno as far as I remember I had 4 pairs of Mizuno indoor shoes that I have used for badminton. As ni nilaspag ko talaga lahat over.used. hehehe

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  39. I need to buy running shoes soon. I don't want my waistline to catch up with my age! I hope I can save up on a good running shoes. i will look into merrel and asics since they are available in zalora.

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  40. i just sa saucony shoes here. might check it again because of this post. they should get you as one one of their endorser. :-)

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  41. I dont know if the ones I use right now are made for running butthey sure feel heavy and uncomfy. It will surely make a big difference if you wear running shoes during runs. I was tempted tuloy to buy a better pair.

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  42. Great review, what's important is that it is very comfortable while running and gives you the support and protection needed. Great buy. :)

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