Before you start judging this photo – yes, it’s a running shoe – let me say that I don’t wear heels every second of the day. I mean, who does, right? And in case you didn’t know, I’m an avid Pilates fan and practice several times a week (heard of “the hundred” anyone? killer…ouch!). But, I also love the occasional jog (I’m a treadmill girl…give me FLAT) and the elliptical is my friend. When it’s nice outside in the fall, D. and I like to walk the trails around our house…they’re so handy! And, obviously, I have a 20-month-old now (aka little C.) who keeps me on my feet, so tennis shoes are pretty much a given many days. Enter the Ahnu Windsor.
Honestly, I’ve never felt more chic in my workout gear. As I was jogging just the other days, I was thinking to myself over Jay-Z, “ya know, these really are like wearing your house shoes on the treadmill.” So light on my feet! But, the main thing is my feet don’t get hot. I’m very hot-natured, so when I work out it amplifies (a man once told me leaving the gym, “well, looks like you got a good workout today.”). I mean, my face turns bright red…I sweat…it’s so not chic and pretty. But, these Ahnu shoes are made of a breathable mesh upper that saves my feet (they are used to being in heels, you know) and incorporate a special Numentum Technology System to keep the foot just right in position. Another plus? They retail for just $90 (not bad for such a luxe running shoe…anything under $100 is a great price to me!). I might not be ready for a marathon, but I’ll sure look cute on that treadmill. Wink.
P.S. Ok, I admit it. This fashion girl proooobably loves the fact that this shoe comes in Mood Indigo, Sterling Blue, Purple Ash and Medium Gray. I chose Sterling Blue for my sample, and wear my shoes with lots of blue and gray. Love.
[Photo Courtesy Ahnu]