I guess. I'm not sure actually. I just went to Metro Run & Walk and they took over from there. They first had me take off my shoes and run about 20 feet to see how my feet were hitting the ground. Then they started bringing out shoes. I'd try them on, run a little, and they'd go “hmm” and bring more shoes. I probably tried on at least a dozen pairs of Asics, Saucony, Mizuno, Brooks, Nike, New Balance, and Addidas, and I ended up with a pair of New Balance—the M765, which has apparently been discontinued but is a lot like the M766. They were totally not the shoes I would have chosen on my own, but nice Mr. Shoe Man seemed to think they were what I needed and they felt good on my feet, so we'll see if they can carry me through, oh, a few hundred miles in the next few months.
What have I gotten myself into?