If you haven’t noticed yet, we at Fleet Feet like running shoes. A lot. In fact you could probably say that we love them to an extent.
On quieter days in the store, I often wonder about this strange fascination I have with running shoes. Is this a learned trait, or is this something that I’ve maybe always had deep down in me? Is it in my nature, or has it been taught to me by coaches and fellow runners over the years?
I know we aren’t the only ones who have felt as strongly about running shoes. There are millions of people out there just like us who get excited whenever a shoe updates or a new shoe is released. So, for all my fellow running shoe addicts out there, I present my “Ode to a Running Shoe.”
Ode to a Running ShoeLoyal and true through innumerable mile,The sole soulmate of these lonely feet.Constant companion through tears and trial,My wisdom when rubber and road meet.In quiescent silence bearing the weight Of the secrets in which you I confide.You do not judge my deep depravity.You hold your tongue, though men may baitFor dirt held within your leather hideOf my war with this world and gravity.