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...to wear brand new shoes on my 18 miler tomorrow? I'm pretty sure I already know the answer, but I figured I'd get some opinions anyway.<br><br>
Here's a quick recap: I'm a flat-footed, overpronator and have been LOVING my NB 857's for over a year and a half. Not the same pair of shoes, of course, but the same model. The model has since been discontinued.<br><br>
Last week I went to my local running store and told them I wanted a lighter shoe, and ended up with one with less stability (I bought the 767's). I ran 4.5 miles in them one night before wearing them in the BAA Half last weekend and didn't feel any ill-effects.<br><br>
Well, after giving it much thought, I decided that since I'm only about 5 weeks out from Philly (my first marathon), I don't want to chance 26.2 without all the stibility I'm used to. I like the shoes I got well enough to use after the marathon, but I just would rather play it safe for the big dance.<br><br>
So last night I went to the local NB store and picked up a pair of the 858's, the direct replacement for the 857's.<br><br>
I know conventional wisdom says to break in new shoes over several shorter runs, but since I didn't have any disasters last weekend after 13, whats another 5 miles, right? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy"><br><br>
Truth-be-told, I've got my ragged old 857's layed out with my running clothes for tomorrow, but I'm just checking to see if anyone has tried such a thing and how they fared.<br><br>
Thanks for any input!!
 

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One trick that I use in your situation is to take the broken in insoles out of the old shoes and put them in the new shoes.<br>
I would start the run in the new shoes, with the option of changing back to the old ones mid run if need be.<br><br>
Good luck!<br>
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if they are the same shoe for the most part, i do not see why not. I have done it many times.
 

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Thanks for all the replies.<br><br>
I did end up wearing the old ones, just to be cautious. Although I'm sure I could have worn them, knowing my luck I would have gotten hurt 5 weeks out.<br><br>
I'm looking forward to trying out the new pair tomorrow night!
 
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