Way before my recent half marathon trail run, my shoes began to fall apart. My customized inserts were flat, the soles were like bald tires, and the mesh lining down by the soles were tearing away from the shoe. My step daughter ran with KT Tape (Kinesiology Therapeutic Tape) during her first marathon. She swears this really helped to prevent sore muscles. I bought KT tape a long time ago because I used it to prevent the chafing I was having with my sports bra. After a lot of trial and expense I found the right sports bra for me. I no longer needed KT tape.
Funny thing about a promise, there isn't a real time frame attached to it. After the trail run, KT shoes went to Kansas and ran on dirt roads. The tape held up! After my recent back sprain, I started running again with my KT shoes. Last night, as I hit 4 miles, I felt my left little toe pop out of my shoe. My gig was up. Time to retire this amazing loved shoes. Such good times. You will be missed, but have been happily replaced by your new baby sister, Saucony Powergrid Triumph 9!