Either way, I did it: These beautiful pink babies are winging their way towards me as I type. Unfortunately I can't find a pic of them to post here so you'll have to click on the link. But notice that they are ON SALE. I was going to see if I could talk my mom into getting them for me for my birthday but they were ON SALE. So I decided to get them for myself now and see if I can talk mom into getting me some cold weather running tops instead. I also got some insoles from New Balance that are supposed to be for flat feet. I'm due for new ones either way -- I wear insoles underneath my shoe's existing insoles, rather than replacing them, that's how flat my feet are -- and I currently have Dr. Scholl's el cheapos. They've worked pretty well, but I'm curious to see if spending $40 versus $15 will make a difference. I still have the occasional shin pain with my current insoles, so if the pricier ones work the same no harm no foul!
Except that now I'm really broke....