When I signed up for the Princess Half, I decided that I had to dress up. I thought about being a Princess, but wasn't sure I could pull it off, so I settled on Mickey Mouse. This meant that I needed a black top, red shorts and yellow shoes.
My New Balances were not yellow! So I went to Zappos and bought the yellow-ist sneakers I could find - the Nike Free 3.
Given my history with non-New Balance sneakers, I was a little nervous - but the costume really required them. I started running in the Nikes in December and quickly fell in love with them! They are lightweight and very flexible. I've put in over 300 miles on them and my joints feel fine. Plus, look at them! Bright yellow! So after several months (and hundreds of miles) I think I am an official convert to the Nike Free brand. I went out today in my new pair.
PLUS . . . as I start thinking about costumes for January (I'll need FOUR of them), Nike lets you customize these sneakers, which opens up a whole new world of possibilities.
Four miles on these new ones; going to try to get another 5 or 6 in tomorrow.