Merrell Trail Glove 2..taunting me

So yesterday my new Merrell Trail Glove 2 shoes showed up. They look great and feel wonderful on my feet, however, I can’t run in them quite yet.

I’m still trying to get my foot better, and it slowly is. Today I was able to run 3 miles with no pain, but am having some tenderness a few hours after the run. So i’m still obviously not there, but at least it is going in the right direction. I’m trying to not get too freaked out that training for the 50k and Portland Marathon should ideally begin in a few weeks. Nothing I can really do to speed up the process.

From what I’ve read and been told, the peronous brevis and longus are responsible for stabilizing your foot. So switching to a shoe like the Trail Glove that doesn’t offer any stability probably wouldn’t be the best decision (and I’ve made some dumb ones before). For now, the Saucony Kinvara 3’s seem to be doing good for me, I will stick with that for now.

I will be sure to do a review on these when I can actually run in them..for now I’ll just look.