While running errands this weekend, I saw a young woman wearing these sneakers. And they delighted me. They are so bright, so happy. I searched for them online and found they are running sneakers. And it seems that all brightly colored sneakers are of the running variety.
Why is this? Does wearing neon footwear make one travel faster? Is walking for mild-mannered people who prefer matte colors?
I’ve never been a runner. Typically I’ll get a comfy walking or cross training sneaker. And in my current condition, I don’t do much of that either. So perhaps I should really be looking for “strolling” sneakers or “driving” sneakers or “casual dining” sneakers. In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever even tried on a running sneaker, for fear that someone might make me do it. But now that manufacturers are taunting me with cheery colors, I am tempted…
But I already own two pairs of sneakers – one pair white, one pair black – and a third seems frivolous. They aren’t too expensive, though, and they would be nice to wear on dreary winter days. I’ll have to think about it a little more, but don’t be surprised if you see me sporting them in the near future!