Last week, I took a complete and total break from two things: 1) running and 2) wearing shoes other than athletic shoes. (I also took a break from sleeping, but that’s unrelated). The top of my right foot, which was nearly healed, had gotten completely tweaked from wearing low heeled boots for approximately 4 miles of walking. Oddly, they didn’t hurt at the time, but on Monday I was limping. So, I had to find a shoe that didn’t hurt and some other activities to do.
Enter the Asics Gel-Fit Sana. Asics had sent me a pair to try out, but I’d only worn them a couple of times since they are not intended for running.
I discovered that this lightweight shoe is awesome for walking around, light cardio, and riding my exercise bike. (Yes, it’s in the playroom. Yes, my kids need to clean up.)
And, while I’m usually not an athletic shoe with jeans kind of girl, I thought these looked kind of cute with them. In fact, I’m trying to justify buying myself another color. Yes, I am addicted to shoes.
From the Asics website:
The GEL-Fit Sana™ features a Flexible Fit system with flexible support bands from heel to forefoot, to provide adaptable support in designated areas. Designed with a stretchable mesh upper and MONO-SOCK® upper construction, it gives a sock-like fit and feel that makes for a secured comfortable wear. A smooth inner lining and lightweight, low-profile midsole gives this GEL-Fit Sana™ a barefoot-like sensation and an overall customized fit. Weight: 5.6 oz.
I will admit that I prefer to wear them with socks. It is winter, after all. I had to wear really thin socks (since they are designed to be worn without and I bought my street shoe size, not my running shoe size), but I found they fit very comfortably and they are definitely a light weight shoe.
If I weren’t needing to be super careful with my foot right now (fingers crossed, I ran 6 pain free miles on Sunday), I’d totally have tried these out as a running shoe too. Really, I think these shoes helped heal my foot. They did not put any pressure on the sore spot and they offered a lot of support around my foot. Kudos to Asics for creating a super comfy, lightweight, but supportive shoe!
Do you have a favorite non-running athletic shoe?
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Disclaimer: Asics sent me these shoes to try for free. All opinions are my own.