Saturday, August 25, 2007
Here are my shoes I bought today that I may use for marathon day, a pair of Asics GT-2120. I really love my 2110s, but they don't make them any more. But I have a pair of 2120s and I'm pretty happy with them.
I can't believe what a ripoff we Canadians face in terms of prices. Get this. Our dollar is now so close to par with the US dollar that it's a huge disadvantage to buy shoes in Canada. Take this example. I bought this GT-2120 at Champ Sports for $95, with about $5 (wow, that's low) in tax, it was US$100 or about $105 Canadian.
Now, I can go to the Running Room or Sport Chek and buy the same pair for a whopping $149. Add the 15% tax and I'm talking $171 for a pair of shoes. In other words, I saved $66 by shopping in DC. Anyways, I've bought 3 of my last 5 pairs of shoes in the States and I'm not planning to change that any time soon.