11.11 Sale. So what did I buy?

In my previous post, I mentioned that I picked up running again, but this time in a gym. I have been using the treadmill and have been enjoying my runs a lot more than doing outdoors. I also bought a brand new running shoe from Nike, the Nike Pegasus 38.

Since then, I have been ramping up my fitness regime. So on 11.11, I took advantage of the sale to buy for myself a bunch of new running shorts from Nike and Adidas, including running T-shirts. The prices for some of the items that I bought online were pretty heavily discounted, which is sweet, especially if those items are sorely needed for my exercise routine.

However, there is one impulse purchase that I made online during the 11.11 sale.

I bought another running shoe.

It was another pair of Nike Pegasus 38, but of a different colour scheme In fact, it is a limited edition color, featuring asymmetrical color scheme. I loved it so much that I tried really hard to find it in stores. When that failed, I tried online. But that too failed, because it was out of stock. In the end, I had to settle for Summit White/Photon dust color scheme, exactly like the one you see below.

I like this color scheme. It was my second favourite color when I was browsing all the color options available online before making my purchase. Clean looking, which a splash of color at the top. I bought that pair for S$190. Pretty decent price for a running shoe.

But when 11.11 sale arrived, out of curiosity, I checked the Nike online store. And lo’ and behold! The limited-edition became available again! And at a discounted price! And it had my size!

The limited-edition was selling for S$120. I was fuming. The limited-edition was in stock at a cheaper price than when I bought mine just mere weeks earlier.

Look at the color. It’s asymmetrical. It’s eccentric. It’s wild. It’s eye-catching. It’s bold. It’s telling everybody; hey, look at me, I have a weird pair of shoes, I am weird, but I don’t care. I am running. That is all that matters.

The moment I saw it available online. I bought. It was purely an impulse purchase. There is no reason for me to have two pairs of running shoes at any one time, especially when I have older pairs that are still perfectly fine for running.

When it arrived. I had buyer’s remorse. But I reminded myself that I don’t think I will ever own such a pair for a long time, especially when it comes to an asymmetrical color scheme.

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