OK so on to SHOE #2. I returned the ASICS as they were just a bit to big. I think I need a 7 3/4 but they don't come in that size. So I am venturing out and trying my first pair of highly recommended BROOKS. I ran 4 miles inside today and it seemed fine. So hard to tell, my toes seemed a bit sore, maybe? My hip was hurting afterwards and not sure why?? I will try again tomorrow but really need to commit and "gel" with some shoes. I have many many miles ahead of me so we need to be tight!