For the first time since I started running a few years back, I was able to replace my old pair of shoes with the exact same model and color.

I’d thought my old shoes had held up extremely well — in fact, I really thought they looked pretty new.  Until the new ones showed up:

Well, for the record, the old shoes carried me through a full marathon, a half marathon, and almost all the training miles for both races.  They deserve to look old.  Thanks a bunch, New Balance!