Looks like I managed to score a heck of a deal at Scheels in Fargo, ND on our roadtrip this weekend.
As I indicated in the post: http://biggoofyrunner.com/new-shoes-nike-pegasus-29-and-what-has-happened-running-room/ I have been using Nike Pegasus shoes for quite some time for my running (almost continually back to 2002 with the occassional testing out of different shoes and brands) – I like the feel and they just seem to work for me.
They have been doing some odd things with the colours starting with the burn out your retinas yellow/green they introduced around the time of the 2012 Olympics and then with the 29 series seeming to change colours every couple of months. For example my current running pair that I got back in February is black with some bright blue – not too bad looking but they seemed to almost immediately discontinue that shoe and move into something different. I was able to find a second pair as a backup through SportChek for about $30 off online (so closer to $100) but wasn’t able to find a second of the same colour scheme in store anywhere.
I was watching the various colour schemes and it looked like Running Room had the scarey yellow/green back (after it being gone) and then 2 other colour schemes but only the yellow/green were available in my size. SportChek seemed to have other colours (including a bright red one and a black one with the Nike stripe being the scarey yellow/green). I could deal with the scarey colour stripe but when they had a shoe sale a couple weeks ago when we were in getting shoes for my son I checked and they didn’t have any in my size.
It wasn’t in a rush yet to get new shoes but I knew I was going to need some soon – the current pair was getting near the end of their life, the gortex versions I wear to work weren’t as comforable any more (especially when compared to the non gortex ones) and I knew I was going to have to start running outside as soon as the weather allowed it. I don’t like to bring my outdoor runners onto the treadmill so I figured my spare pair would be the outdoor pair soon and my current treadmill ones would be moved off to being a pair for going to work as they still have some life and are in good enough condition for work. This would leave me with a hole for running on the treadmill – so I knew I was going to have to watch shoe prices and jump on a colour scheme I could live with whenever the price was something I was willing to pay. Pegasus regularly sell for $130 here in Canada ($100 in the US) but I have been able to find them on sale for closer to $100, so that is what I was waiting for.
As I indicated in a previous post (http://biggoofyrunner.com/april-21-2013-sunday/) we went on a roadtrip to Fargo over the weekend and ended up in Scheels while we were there and I decided to check on availability and colours while we were there. First thing we hit in the store was the mens’ shoes area and saw that they had the black ones with the scarey yellow/green stripe for $100 – I could accept that cost and the colour combo so I decided to get a pair but first we would do a tour and come back at the end. The store is massive and we hadn’t been in this one before so we thought we would do a tour before we bought anything.
During the tour we found the discounted shoes area – the shoes there were half off the regular price and then on top of that they were running a discount to take 20% off the lowest marked price. I did spot some Pegasus in the mix but not in my size initially but as I kept digging I ended up finding 2 pairs in my size, both royal blue with crimson stripe and insole. For the price I could live with the colours especially to be used on the treadmill and as outdoor runners…but maybe not for work. So in the end both pairs cost me well under $90 (including tax).
I just checked in the past half hour or so and Running Room actually now has these in stock for my size (they seem to have them now but yet this colour version seems to have been discontinued in the US? Obviously Nike is doing some playing around with the colours of the shoes – this is also one of the models that you can use their new +ID system on, but in the US only) for $130 before taxes. So definitely had a major score there.
This means that I will be moving my current treadmill pair to be my work pair, my gortex pair(s) are being moved to the garage to be used when I do yard work this summer and I will using one of these new pairs to be my new treadmill pair. The other new pair will become my new outdoor runners. This will also leave me a spare pair of the black with blue stripe type to use as a new work pair if the there is less life left in my current treadmill pair than I think. It’s good to have a plan.