It’s a Christmas miracle! Lookie here…
There IS a Zoom Structure Triax+ 14!!! I just flipped open my been sitting under a mess of mail Road Runner Sports catalog and voila! The very first page was announcing their arrival. I can’t believe it. I’m in shock. I literally gasped. I’m pretty sure the page was glowing and there was a choir of angels singing. Also possibly trumpets, but I’m not totally sure on that one.
You see, I’d mistakenly believed that my time with Nike’s ZST’s had come to an end. You know, the shoe I’ve been wearing for the last, oh I don’t know, 4 YEARS. The shoe that allows me to bypass that massively humongous and slightly intimidating Great Wall of Shoes whenever I’m in need of a new pair and instead head straight over to the nearest salesperson.
“I’d like a pair of Nike Zoom Structure Triax 13 please.”
“What color?” they generally reply.
“I do not care.” (because I so totally do not. Seriously.)
They get them. I try them on for good measure (sometimes). I pay for them and leave. Badda boom badda bing. I’m in and out in a flash before my 4 year old re-arranges the entire store and my toddler even gets out one “halp!” (help) in attempt to coax the nearest person to free her from her stroller. Zoom Structure Triax are my shoe. Period.
In all my life of running, and I’m talking waaaaaaay back when, in high school even, this has been the ONLY shoe that doesn’t cause me some sort of grief. And the thought of going back to scratch trying to find a new pair that works, and with kids in tow no less **SHUDDER**. I can’t even go there. The thought is just far too scary.
But now! Now, I don’t have to. And yes, I’m still totally going to head over to DSW to check the clearance rack to see if I can find this last model for $40 (because I’m like that and there’s nothing sweeter than finding your running shoe for more than 1/2 off. Ok well, maybe little baby giggles and cuddling with your 4 year old on the couch watching a movie with a bowl of popcorn, but I think you get my drift).
Eventually though, the +13s will be gone and it’s nice to know that once they are, the +14s are right around the corner. Insert sigh of relief here.
Merry Christmas to me!
P.S. Anybody else out there have a pair of shoes and/or other running gear they swear by?