So what do I think of the New Balance MT1210s with Lanolin?
I wore them to work today. I was working one of the harder design shifts. They held up pretty well during the early part of the workday, and I was able to run enough to get in a bathroom break. Actually I just peed in Justin’s trash can, which is on the way. But still.
I guess my biggest complaint is that for a $110 shoe, they still went with laces rather than velcro. Why do shoe companies continue to snub space-age technology? This is likely why more races don’t have Tang at aid stations.
I had to adjust the tension a little bit in the last hour, which saw me slow considerably (Hey. I’m old.)
But we made deadline OK if you squint and I didn’t lose any toenails in the process. So I guess they’re OK.
I like to run in new shoes on day one and then wear them through a shift at work. If they still feel comfy after 12 hours, they’re OK by me. These did, and they are. And I love the lanolin scent.
I found that the 8 mm vs. 4 mm drop is negligible when you’re sitting at a computer for nine hours. The extra padding in these shoes vs. the 110s was a godsend when I started stomping my foot and screaming during the third computer crash on the night.
The shoes are spectacular on the inside. Totally seemless; perfect for running sockless without getting dinged. And you can’t get a proper stench unless you run sockless.
Comparing them to the 110s is like comparing apples to oranges. I like oranges more.
The weird part is that they’re called The Leadville in honor of that race, which these are allegedly designed for although I don’t think it has anything to do with the terrain. Maybe the shoes work well at 7,000 feet. I live at 30 feet. And I only have two feet. So I’m probably going to lose something in the translation. Although it could make for good Hipster talk.
How was your run, Daddy-O?
Leadville, Daddy-O. Just Leadville.
I suppose I’ll know more after tomorrow’s run. And then maybe I’ll have an orange.