Hi, my name is Nick and as this picture displays, I may have a problem. When it comes to shoes, everyday shoes, I own four pairs; one pair of winter boots, one pair of casual/dress shoes, one pair of every day runners (I don't actually run in these) and one pair of work boots. The work boots are issued to me and are only ever worn to and from work, so those don't really count.
I do, however, own a lot of running shoes. Some people would say that I have too many pairs. I probably have two many pairs (yes, very clever, I know...). But I can defend almost all of their existences. As you can see I have six, count 'em S I X pairs of running shoes and most of them are used frequently and only for running. Most of them...
What is perhaps the most disturbing part of my problem is that I know when I got them, how many races they've been used in, what the longest distance is that I ran in each pair and how many total miles/kms are on each pair. Oh, and I can tell you any of that off the top of my head.
Here's a partial index for you:
Pair #1: Asics Gel 1090: Apr 05 - 500km total (retired - now used only to cut the grass)
Pair #2: Asics Cumulus: Jan 06 - 465km total (retired - about to be disposed of)
Pair #3: Saucony Grid Pheonix: Jan 06 - 376km total (racing shoe for 06 - still active)
Pair #4: Adidas Tundra: Apr 06 - Used only for walking (still active)
Pair #5: Saucony Azura LC: Jan 07 - 3.2km (racing shoe for 07)
Pair #6: Adidas adiStar: Jan 07 - 5km (trainer for 07)
I know I'm not the only runner who is a little too obsessive about their shoes, I expect to hear some support from of you!