Giveaway! – $100 Gift Card For Your Next Pair Of Running Shoes!

I have heard a lot of people say that they got into running because it is cheap. There was a time when I agreed with this sentiment; it was before I had to pay for my own shoes, running clothes and race entries. ๐Ÿ™‚ As an adult, running can become quite expensive, especially if you buy new shoes as often as you are supposed to. Depending on who you talk to, you should replace your running shoes every 300-500 miles. If I replaced my shoes that often, I wouldย regularly be spending about $500 – $600 a year on shoes. When I add in race entries and replacing old workout clothes, I can spend over a $1,000 a year on my running. If I travel to a race like the Boston or NYC marathon, that number easily rises to over $2,000.

Sinceย the costs of running can add up so quickly and because everyone favors a different brand of shoes, I will be giving away a $100 Visa gift card to go toward your next purchase. If you search around for deals on sites like, you can find a great pair of summer running shoes for $100. So go ahead and knock yourself out! Get a nice traditional pair of shoes like the ones below…

plain running shoe


Or get one of the new crazy colored pairs that have become all the rage over the last two to three years.

Loud Running shoe

Finally, if you need help knowing how to pick the right running shoe for you and you don’t want to head to a specialty running store, REIย has created a stellar infographic to help you make the right decision. I have placed it below for easy reference.

Running Shoes Infographic: How to Choose the Best Running Shoes

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Happy running, and thank you for taking the time to read my blog and to follow along in my weight loss journey!

86 thoughts on “Giveaway! – $100 Gift Card For Your Next Pair Of Running Shoes!

  1. I have been loving Brooks Pure Cadence 2’s as of late. I’d love to win so I could try the new edition of them!

  2. I have been running for less than a year, and will be running my first half marathon next month. My shoes are Adidas and I love them! But….they are wearing out!!

  3. I’ve been running in Saucony Kinvaras… and the new ones just came out… which means I could hopefully find a bargain pair of the old ones on sale!!!

  4. I’ve used Brooks adrenaline 14s for my past two pairs.i have to wear a 2e width and not a lot fit right. No Blisters or black toenails either. Love your blog yoo. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. I’d love a new pair – I’m belatedly thinking my local running shop didn’t put me in the right ones when I started running last year.

  6. I’ve been in Saucony’s for the last 10 years! The progrid triumph has treated landing on my forefoot well. But with my short windows of running in between pregnancies, it’s been 3 years since I’ve bought running shoes!!

  7. I’ve been in Brooks Adrenelines for my last couple pairs and they’ve worked great. I recently got a pair of Saucony Guides to add to the rotation. Verdict is still out on those since I seem to get blisters from them on my long runs.

  8. Right now, I love my Brooks Ghost 6’s, but always itching to try something new. Thanks for the chance to win!

  9. I’ve only had two pairs….Adidas that I got at a garage sale, and finally a nice pair of Brooks. Would love to try out new types ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. I have an Asics guy since high school but recently found Mizuno and have loved their wave series. Thanks for the giveaway and for sharing your story — very inspirational.

    • Thanks Ryan. So many people have said that they run in Asics, I may have to try a pair. I love the Mizuno wave riders.

  11. I’ve run all but 3 of my 109 marathons and ultras in Brooks Adrenalines, the other 3 were in brooks Trance. I might like my Brooks….

  12. I don’t know my favorite shoe, you’d have to help me! Ha. But maybe with the right shoe I would come love running. Right now I get shin splints when I run…so I stopped. ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Road shoe is Saucony Ride 6 and trail in Brooks Cascadia 8.
    They both need to be replaced. I am training for my first ultra a 50k and man it is taking a toll on wallet ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. I’ve always loved Nikes, but recently was introduced to Saucony’s so now that’s what I run in! I like them! I love fun colored shoes, and don’t like any white on them! ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Always been a fan of saucany which began in my high school days. ๐Ÿ™‚ I have wide feet with high arches and the cushion has a served me well over the years. Have tried other brands here and there but seem to always come back to them.

    • Hi Nick! I have worn Asics only since I first tried them years ago! Since running in Asics I haven’t had ANY injuries.

  16. I use Saucony and love them. I over-pronate when I run these have a solid base… they also come in narrow sizes

  17. My favorite shoes are mizuno wave creation I have been wearing the brand and model for around 5 or so years. I think I may go try some brooks on here soon when I get my new shoes broken in. It would be nice to be able to have a spare pair of shoes ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. I currently wear Merrells, mostly the Ascend Gloves for trails (although I have Trail Gloves, too,) and Bare Access 2s for road running. Thinking of getting Altras for a couple of half marathons on concrete, the last one killed my feet.

  19. Nike Air Pegasus has been good to me over the past year, but I’m always open to test drive a new ride. Thanks, Nick!

  20. I never understood why they don’t make more neutral colored shoes. I live in the desert and would love a tan pain or shoes!

    I’m currently in Saucony Ride 6’s after a few years of Nikes. Best thing I ever did was get fitted for shoes.

  21. I do not replace my shoes as often as I should. Just started training for my 4th half marathon and I need to replace my shoes again. I agree with you, running is not always cheaper than therapy! ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. My last two pair of running shoes have been mizuno’s wave riders, which ive liked, hence the second pair. But im in need of a new pair and im thinking i need something different! Hope i win! I enjoy your posts via wasatch wranglers! Yeah!

  23. I love my Mizuno Wave Sayonaras for racing and also picked up a pair of Saucony Kinvara 4 that are quickly becoming my go to training shoe.

  24. I have worn the Mizuno Inspire for a few years, but I have had a lot of issues with my feet recently so it is time for a change in running shoe I believe! Before the Mizuno I wore Brooks and I wore Saucony before that. I think I may go back to Brooks as they are my preferred trail shoe brand as well. I wear Altras everywhere else I go, I just can not run in a zero drop shoe which is such a bummer because i LOVE that big toe box!!!

  25. and with sooooo many great shoes it is hard to choose. at any given time i have 2-5 pairs i love from different brands.

  26. I love the Pearl Izumi Trail N2s, but my they’re causing pain in my left foot. I’m hoping to find a worthy replacement!

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