Can’t Take Them Off.

by Katelyn Block on August 7, 2012 · 24 comments

These shoes. The Nike’s. Unreal.

I could wear these all day every day. I mean, I have been, to “break them in”. They’re totally broken in now. I just don’t want to take them off.

Yes, I even eat in them.

Volleyball? Irrelevant. My food? Important. Salad with spinach, sunflower seeds, tilapia, and homemade balsamic (oil & vin).

After wearing them for multiple days to the Box (to actually work out in them, which is what I guess they’re for), I am more than satisfied with my purchase. These have great, natural-feeling flexibility, and it literally just feels like gloves for my feet. Really, really comfy gloves.

I killed this workout in them:

Bench presses aren’t just for dudes, dudes. I feel so buff.

In case that doesn’t look like English, I recorded my reps alternating bench presses and pull-ups. I benched 55lbs, but I’m interested to see what my max rep is.

ScreenShot from myWOD — Lynne is a real beeyotch. I would have been totally satisfied if it weren’t for the mile run at the end, but every bit of sweat that leaves my body means I’m building more strength, and that makes me¬†so excited.

How did you Sweat Dirty today?
Favorite // least favorite WODs // workouts?

p.s. Last day in New Hampshire! Traveling to Portland, Maine tomorrow. Any locals have recs for places to eat or fun things to do?

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Danielle @ Clean Food Creative Fitness August 7, 2012 at 7:29 AM

Nice work Katelyn! I’m loving the color of those sneakers! They really are super comfy! I’ve never done Lynne! I don’t particularly love pull ups or bench press though so it would be a great one for me to work on my weaknesses! I “sweat dirty” in CrossFit yesterday! Mondays are our strength day and it is quickly becoming one of my favorite days of the week!


Danielle @ Clean Food Creative Fitness August 7, 2012 at 8:06 AM

Forgot to mention too but I nominated you for a beautiful blogger award on my blog today if you are interested in taking part :)


Julissa August 7, 2012 at 8:27 AM

Flatbread’s Pizza! In the Old Port area on Commercial St. So good, I think you’d enjoy it as it’s all organic and local ingredients, and cooked right in a brick oven which you can see in the restaurant! Also, GELATO FIASCO. Seriously, it’s so good… on Fore St. Haha… don’t forget to maybe stop by Trader Joes, too!


Katelyn Block August 7, 2012 at 7:44 PM

YES YUM. Are you a Portland reader??! And do you do CrossFit? I’m going to stop by at the local Boxes while I’m there :)


Julissa August 7, 2012 at 8:45 PM

I’m a half an hour away from Portland! I don’t do CrossFit, however, through reading your blog I have become a little interested in it as I have zero upper body strength and feel like it would help me!


Katelyn Block August 8, 2012 at 1:02 AM

TRY IT. You’ll never go back.


Katelyn Block August 8, 2012 at 11:19 AM

(to what you did before) ;)

[email protected] August 7, 2012 at 12:01 PM

I’ve seen those shoes all over the blogging community….. I’m usually not a Nike girl, but I think I need to go try some on. Way to go on the workout! Yesterday, I ran sprints for 30 minutes after an arm workout and I thought I was going to die… a good way. ;) I posted my sprint workout today.


Katelyn Block August 7, 2012 at 7:42 PM

Love sprint workouts! I love these because they’re not “typical” sneakers. They’re like gloves for your feet. Literal. magic.


Chelcie @ Chelcie's Food Files August 7, 2012 at 1:38 PM

gah i wish nike shoes fit me feet are insanely wide so nike free’s don’t even fit me right.but if they did and I had a pair I would live in them too


Katelyn Block August 7, 2012 at 7:41 PM

I LIVE in these. My feet are pretty wide too, but these fit really well.


purelylori August 7, 2012 at 2:21 PM

love the shoes!
I need to order me some new nike shoes, as my nike frees now are soooo old. haha


Madi @ Run Sunshine August 7, 2012 at 6:17 PM

We did “Cindy” today and I really love that WOD, although my hands are killing me… I love that I can Rx it, and get a great arm/leg workout! I am thinking about ordering the Reebok Nano 2.0! But your Nikes are super cute :)


Katelyn Block August 7, 2012 at 7:40 PM

You GO girl! That is a seriously BA accomplishment. So happy I have a pair of custom nano’s on their way. Best birthday gift EVER.


christy August 7, 2012 at 7:37 PM

Those are some fancy shoes.

Yep. I said it.


Katelyn Block August 7, 2012 at 7:38 PM



Amanda Perry @ Sistas of Strength August 7, 2012 at 7:46 PM

Portland Maine is so fun! I was just there for a bachelorette party a few weeks ago. It’s too cute. :)


Sam @ Better With Sprinkles August 7, 2012 at 8:18 PM

The workout I did today involved back-to-back walking dumbbell lunges and long jumps. Holy jump in heart rate!

I’m moving in a few weeks to a town that has a Crossfit box – definitely want to try it out!


jenna August 7, 2012 at 10:04 PM

such cute sneaks! love them!!! i sweated dirty with a 6 mile run today!


Ericka @ The Sweet Life August 8, 2012 at 9:26 AM

I’ve been wearing my Mizuno Universals (soooo freaking minimal) but don’t think they are optimal for me. Those look awesome. As soon as I wear these babies out, I’m looking for suggestions so adding this to the list. I did get these Mizunos for free but…gotta save money where I can so no new ones for awhile!


Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy August 8, 2012 at 2:34 PM

Those shoes are so cute! I was like that when I got my new Nikes – didn’t want to take them off!


Julianna @ Julianna Bananna August 8, 2012 at 8:09 PM

i LOVE my nikes! i have the nike free 4.0s which are awesome for strength training, and i just recently got a new pair of my favs, the lunarglides, for running!


Molly August 11, 2012 at 4:59 PM

I have those in blue and wowza I am also obsesssed with the comfort and cuteness!!
Glad you like them as much as I do :)
What do you use to edit your photos? (ex. The ‘sweat dirty’)?


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