I’ve been on the hunt for new neutral shoes for Seawheeze since the runners I’ve been using I purchased on a whim while torturing my feet walking through New York back in October. They have served me well and my feet aren’t fussy as long as the shoes are neutral and not overly cushioned but after seeing tons of photos on Instagram and Pinterest and the blogosphere and facebook groups I decided to get some Seawheeze specific shoes. Aren’t they beautiful???! I’ve been obsessing like a freak since I first saw them. Like a good half marathon runner I tried the Nike Pegasus shoes in another color at a local running store just to make sure before ordering online since these are not available in Canada. I’ve never run distance in Nikes and was a bit concerned that they wouldn’t suit my needs but they are good at first fit. I’ll be sure to give you a review of them once I’ve done my long run (hopefully on Sunday) and track speed work on Monday morning. If they suck for running they will at least be great for Crossfit and casual wear. My Crossfit shoes are sorely in need of replacing. For some reason my Crossfit Nano’s stink super bad while none of my other runners have bad odour.
Once I was sure the shoes where good for my feet for running purposes I first made the mistake of ordering on Footlocker.com. Expensive shipping charge to Canada, my order is still in ‘processing’ limbo after 4 business days and a weekend. They assure me my order will at some point complete (they refused to cancel my order) and that I would get an email tonight but that didn’t happen. When my order does finally complete and ship out it will take a minimum of 22 business days to arrive at my doorstep. Mmmhmmm…in 2015. Unfortunately I will be out of town around that time and seawheeze is just around the corner and I need to wear them for a good amount of time before that weekend so I decided to order from Nordstrom (image link below) and they shipped out within 1 day for free and have already arrived at my shipping depot in Blaine (Hagen’s if you are in the Lower Mainland and wondering) and I’ll be picking them up this weekend. I plan on immediately returning my Footlocker purchase (or passing them on to someone interested in size 9’s) and keeping the Nordstrom ones. Definitely if you are ordering online go the Nordstrom route. Good return policy, good shipping and good customer service. I’ve ordered some items from Nordstrom directly to my home address in Canada but not all of their products are available to ship to Canada.