So I'm running into a funky issue that I was hoping for some other opinions on.
I've been running in a pair of Adidas Marathon 10s. They have been working out really well for me so far. I had some minor issues with ankle tendonitis, but that has cleared up and I'm not sure it was just the shoes. Before the Marathon 10s, I was running in Saucony Mirage (the originals). I trained for my first ultramarathon in them (28 miles) and they were great! The only reason I tried something new after them was they fell apart dramatically, and I wanted to try something that might hold up a little better.
I prefer the lower heel-toe drop shoes, though I'm not actually sure what the measurement is on the Marathons. I'm starting to up my mileage again to train for a 30k early this summer, and decided to buy a pair of Saucony Mirage 3, thinking they had worked out so great the first time. However, I've tried running in them a few times, and they seem extra roomy to me (same size as my previous Saucony's) and they were irritating my outer arch/heel on this last run, enough that I had to walk and it still ached after I finished up the run/walk.
Any advice on what might be a good shoe to go to next? I'm not sure the Mirage 3s are going to do it for me, and I'm not sure I will be able to find a pair of the Marathons...I got them as a clearance store, and I'm not sure they still make them. I was thinking of trying the Saucony Virrata, but am not sure how they would hold up over long runs for me. I'm looking for something that is a little more low to the ground like the Marathon's and would appreciate any suggestions. Unfortuneately, I live in the middle of no where, so it is hard for me to get to places to try shoes on, so more main stream brands would be better.