I has shoes!! WOOHOO!!
I've been on the hunt for new running shoes since August. When I started running last spring, I went to the local running store for a gait analysis. I was told I needed a neutral shoe. I have very high arches and have a tendency to under pronate. I was given several choices and ended up in a Saucony Ride 3. I never had any issues with pain or injury in these shoes.
Then, I started training for a 10K and ultimately a half marathon in August and I knew I would need some new shoes as my mileage increased. The Ride 3 was no longer available, it had been "upgraded" to the Ride 4. So, that it what I bought and never thought twice about it. Every time I wore those shoes, I had terrible tightness in my calves and ended up with pain in both knees, so we swapped them out for Brooks Ghost 4. These were 1/2 size bigger that I was used to wearing. I tried desperately to break these shoes in, but there was too much foot movement in them. So, we tried a Pearl Izumi Syncro Float 4. I tried these for a run last weekend and regretted it (blister on the big toe) They were neutral + meaning they provided some stability. Needless to say, it didn't feel natural to run in these shoes. Back to the store we went!! Next we tried a pair of Saucony Triumph. I took these out on a test run and wasn't happy with the slippage of my heel in these. I had some pain in my achilles and my right calf was tight. Needless to say I was very discouraged and about to give up.
Has anyone else tried the NB 880??