Lucchese Boot Co. Yes, I am a proud owner of a pair of Lucchese boots also. In buying my new running shoes, I hoped I was helping a local business and their employees in these tough economic times. I started to research the shoes and decided on the trail running model, but the cost was $175. I’ve never paid more than $100 for a pair of running shoes, because they are often worn down in as little as three months with all the miles I put on them.
Finally, after several months of procrastinating, I found a sale. The shoes were now $120 because this model was being discontinued. Now was the time to buy so I went to the store and tried them on. They fit well and felt good so I purchased them. After I paid and the shoes were being bagged, I noticed printed on the box “Made in China”. So much for supporting our local labor force. At least my cowboy boots are still made here in the USA.
Spira shoes. The secret weapon is the WaveSpring Technology. That’s right, there are springs in my shoes which claim to absorb more shock from the impact of running. Spira also claims that the springs return energy back to you with every foot strike which keeps you from getting as tired and reduces recovery time. I’m not sure that I buy all the hype, but I do hope that the midsoles with metal springs will last longer than the gel, air, and shocks, in my other running shoes.
belt buckle. See you on the trail.
The coveted 100 mile finishers buckle
Spira graphics used with permission from Andy Krafsur,CEO - Spira Footwear