New Balance 860 v6 – 50 Mile Review and more

The New Balance 860 v6 EE’s is yet another older running shoe, but I got them for a specific purpose and didn’t want to spend a fortune on them – in case things didn’t work out. I bought them at the New Balance Factory Outlet in Skowhegan, ME.


One of the many definitions of insanity, is continuing to do the same thing over and over, without changing anything and then wonder why nothing changes.

I have gone through over 70 pair of running shoes since 2012 and during that time only 1 pair made it over 400 miles.

Something had to change.

A few weeks ago I had an epiphany about all the problems I have had with my right foot in running shoes, well all shoes. I thought that I might have finally figured out why how so many different brands, styles and models just have not worked for me. Continue reading

A Bit Quicker – RunLog 2-19-17

I learned something very important on my run today about my New Balance 860 v6

I didn’t know how squished my feet, until they weren’t?


On my run today with Bennie, we did my usual test run course to see how the 860’s would compare to previous efforts. Since it was his first run in a long time, he was hell-bent on moving right along and I was more than willing to go right along with him, but at a bit more reasonable speed than he wanted.


We did really well until we got down to Shepard Road and had to stop and jump into the snow bank four times before I got to Pepin. Not good, when that are is where I pick it up pretty good to see how a new shoe does at a prolonged faster pace. As you can see on one of the snow bank leaps of faith with Bennie, I didn’t even have a chance to stop my watch. Two vehicles were going to meet where we were and neither was slowing down – snow bank and Bennie airlift was the safe alternative.  Continue reading