My obsession began way back when I was a little tike and my mom would take me to buy new shoes at Reds Shoe Barn in Dover NH. As a wide eyed toddler, it seemed like the biggest shoe store in the world and I would enjoy wandering around indefinitely handling just about every shoe that caught my interest.
Since then, I have worked in a sports store selling shoes (when I was 19), sold cycling shoes at bike shops, have been testing shoes for Pearlizumi since 2005 and most recently have been testing shoes for Competitor Magazine. The most recent testing opportunity with Competitor has by far been the best (thanks to John Tribbia for hooking me up), as I have been able to get into a wide variety of brands, types/models and I get to keep them afterwards. I keep the ones I like most and have been able to pass along a few pairs of shoes to friends along the way as well, which I enjoy doing.
Here is my current line up of shoes in no particular order and perhaps a brief comment or two on each. This post could easily be in the running for the most boring the blog World has ever seen (can't say I didn't warn you!!).