R. was in New York this week for work and -- just as my training shoes died -- bought me a new pair of shoes. With the exchange rate, lack of taxes, I saved a good $80 on these. Asics Gel-Nimbus. Sweet.
I think these shoes will be broken in for the second half of my training, and if I like them, they may be my marathon day shoes.. We'll see, I guess. So i'll have to buy another pair of trainers, and soon.