I'm lucky to be friends with Pete Larson from Runblogger. We both share an almost unhealthy obsession with running shoes. But we both come at it from different points of view. He is very analytical. I'm more emotional. He can tell somebody all about the technical reasons a shoe works a certain way. I can't. I can just say how it feels on the run. Regardless of how we go about it, we both just can't resist a new shoe and both of us have a huge closet of shoes to show for it. I have purposely never sat down and figured out how much money I've spent on shoes. I don't want to. I'm afraid.