Tried em out yesterday on my walk in San Francisco, and boy…..did I get a lot of double takes. Nothing like standing out in a crowd! But just imagine the stares I got when I began racewalking in them. The last thing a racewalker usually wants, is to draw attention to themselves.
Despite their glow- in- the- dark appearance though, they’re actually pretty cool shoes. They’re incredibly lightweight ( only 5.5 ounces ), and they have this special lacing system that tightens a band over your mid foot to prevent your foot from slipping inside the shoe. They’re extremely low profile and have a non-removable insert.
I walked 10 miles in them right out of the box, and except for some slight soreness on the ball of my left foot, I finished the walk without any blisters or major aches and pains. The bottom line, is that they are designed to haul ass !
Of course , when you buy bright orange shoes you have an outfit that somewhat matches, so I went out to Sports Basement and spent a ton on coordinated accessories .
In the future I think , I’ll reserve wearing the 152’s in more private surroundings, like my local bridge, or during a marathon race ,when I indeed, want people to notice me.