If you don't, please refresh your memory: I wrote my review earlier this month here. Or, I guess I could just cut to the chase and tell you that I loved them. My Somnios. Oh, lovely, cushy, comfy Somnios.
I love them so much that I've left my beloved Brooks in the closet. And as weird as that feels after over 8 years with them, I couldn't be happier. With my new Somnios (the women's Self Control), my feet no longer hurt while running. This is huge, people. You see, I'm a runner with wonky feet. Well, wonky toes actually. Specifically, my big toes. For my troubles, I went to a Magic Foot Doctor last year who:
". . . examined my feet. 'You have bunions,' he said. I agreed. 'And it looks like you have only about 10 percent mobility in the right toe.' Hmm... 'And some bone spurs.' Double hmm... 'Maybe a little plantar fasciitis.' Triple hmm... 'And what we sometimes call a bunionette on the fifth metatarsal.' OK, really, this is enough . . ."He recommended orthotics and surgery. I've had the orthotics for about a year and I've put off the surgery until who knows when. Alas, while the orthotics were great for a bit and have certainly helped to do away with any lingering hip/knee pain caused by my gimpy toes, they did nothing for my toes.
So, that's the background on my toes. They hurt when I run. Period.
I was sent my custom pair for review. Ran in them. Liked them a lot. Wrote about them. Done.
Then I kept running in them and noticed that my toes weren't hurting during and after my runs. Unusual. Now, in case you were wondering, I do not wear my orthotics in my Somnios, so it isn't the combination of the shoes and the orthotics that are helping me out, it is only the shoes. Because I've seen such a remarkable change in how my feet feel while running, I've become a full-blown Somnio convert.
This is great for me and potentially great for you, too. Why? Well, Somnio has agreed to give one reader a chance to try out their running shoes as well. Yep, one of you will win your very own pair of custom running shoes from Somnio!
I think this is a super-cool giveaway. I mean, we're talking custom running shoes! So . . . since this is such a generous one, it is open only to followers. Thus, to enter to win your pair of Somnios, you must be a follower. Then leave me a comment telling me that you want to win! Feel free to leave stories of why you want to win, if you'd like!
As always, you can gain a few additional entries (leave one comment per entry for the additional ones to count):
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