(some have been demoted to "gym" shoes and "wear with my scrubs" shoes)
Currently I rotate between two different brands: Brooks and Hoka One One. I started with Brooks way back when I started running (a magnificent 32 months ago) and was pretty confident that Brooks was going to be my brand for life. I even had these grand dreams of becoming a Brooks brand ambassador and travelling the world speaking at expos about how amazing their running shoes were...
(I know I know… ridiculous… but I did say it was a "grand" dream).
Since my hip injury I've been running in Hokas for my long runs (and even some of my shorter runs). I'm developing the same complex with my Hokas that I have with my CW-X compression pants: I think I'm going to have pain if I don't run in them.
I have two pairs of each brand that I'm rotating through and the shoes are about as opposite as they can get for running shoes. The Brooks I have now are light weight trainers (or at least that's what they tell me), and the Hokas are… DEFINITELY NOT THAT!
They provide a lot of support and cushioning. A LOT. Which isn't a totally bad thing because that's what my hip (and knee) need for recovery right now; but it does mean that the shoes are
I love my Brooks because they make my feet look cool… or at the very least they don't look as bulky ("cool" might have been a stretch). Plus they feel a lot lighter and are closer to the ground so I don't feel like I'm as prone to tripping in them...
What brand(s) of shoes do you run in?
How many pairs of shoes are you rotating now?