Hi guys! I'm new here. I've been educating myself about many things that are related to running, and this is one of the most complicated issues I have read so far. So here's my case:
I've bought my latest running shoe 7 months ago (Nike Lunar Forever 2) without any idea of what kind of shoe it is. What I did was I tried to fit the shoes, and "instinctively" observed whether my feet were comfortable with them. They felt nice. They have this "cushion" that made me feel "secured". Ever since then I've been running with my LF2 in all my runs without any injury whatsoever. I really didnt know what kind of runner I was until I tried the "wet test" and found out that I have a Normal Foot Arch. I watched some videos about pronation and found out also that I am within the Neutral Pronation category.
Now that I've provided you with my background, here is where the problem arose:
I'm planning to buy another shoe (for the sake of extending the life line of my LF2, and at the same time switch into different shoes from time to time). I've been reading reviews and I'm divided between the ADIDAS ADIOS BOOST and the SAUCONY GUIDE 7. The former is meant for "speed" while the latter is for "stability". I'm already in the point of my running "career" where in I am consistently beating my PR's (speed). However, there's also a part of me that is afraid of trying a new type of shoe and tells me to stick to my game plan since it worked really well with me (stability). My upcoming run is a Half- Marathon with a recent PR of 2 hrs and 22 mins (I'm sorry about my PR, I just started running 7 months ago).
I know that what matters here is my overall preparation in my runs, but we cannot deny the fact that finding a "fit" shoe is one of the first ways of being successful in running. If you can enlighten me about the shoes I've mentioned, that would be truly helpful. If you have commentaries or suggestions, I would really appreciate them. Thank you for your kind responses!