Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Are they worth it???

Back about a month and a half ago, I was over in London, and picked up a $50.00 pair of Wilson Running Shoes... my nice pair of Sketchers had simply worn out after many miles of walking...

At first I was pleased with the Wilson Running Shoe... but soon started to change my mind, and wonder a bit if I made a mistake. After my 5 mile walk most days now, my feet are killing me... I found that the Wilson Shoe was simply too light, or not sturdy enough. They were just not holding up to the lengh of our walks, and kind of felt like I was walking on cement after a while.

After some looking around different stores in Woodstock, we headed back over to London again this afternoon, and found a new pair of shoes to try out...

I decided on a nice looking shoe made by Merrell. When you pick up one of these, and compare it to the Wilson Shoe, there is a very notable difference. The Merrell is much better constructed, but just a little bit heavier. Merrell has an excellent name in footwear, and outdoor clothing, although they are sure on the high end of the price range. I bought this pair today at a discount store in London for $109.95. Are they going to be worth it??? Time will tell. They are certainly a lot more comfortable than the Wilson shoe was overall, but to be fair to Wilson, their shoe was probably meant for a different purpose.

I will let the know the verdict on the Merrells, once I do 37 laps around our track tomorrow.

Till tomorrow...


  1. Bob wears New Balance and is happy with that brand.

  2. I need to find a good shoe because walking just kills my feet and legs. And I'm not having much luck with shoes either. Waiting for your review.

  3. Good luck with your new shoes. A good pair can make all the difference in the world on how you feel. Your feet, legs and back are all affected.

  4. I concur! The Wilson was quite likely for a different purpose. A good walking shoe, as you suggest, is worth its weight in gold when it brings comfort and support during and following a long walk.