In my neverending quest for cute but practical shoes for work and trekking around the city, I came across a new shoe that I couldn't stop thinking about. The Saucony Bullet. I spotted them the week after the marathon, did a little fishing around for reviews, and scored a brand new pair on ebay for 1/2 the retail price. How could I resist? Previous finds have included 2 pairs of Nike Free's and a pair of Puma Lillea's.
They arrived today and I have to say, I love them already. They're super lightweight, easy to get on and off which is important in my job because I work in socks most of the day, and really cute.
Saucony describes them in a way that should please even the most vehement of "chi running" advocates:
We took the original Bullet, a 1985 track shoe with spikes and all, and made it street legal. With a super low profile, these nylon/suede shoes with a rubber outsole maintain the original sleek silhouette.
I mean, what's not to love, they're from 1985. I was probably not even potty trained yet. While I'm not sold on the idea of barefoot running, I can appreciate a lighter, more flexible shoe for everyday use to let your feet do the work instead of your shoes. That said, I wont be running in these, they're too cute. Anyway, a few pics of my new toys.