I go to the Adidas outlet store and buy two pairs of the cheapest running shoes I can find. I just bought 2 pairs at $16.95 each. I put a 1,000 on a pair. I usualy rotate about 4 pairs of shoes. I race seldom, so I rarely need to buy a lot of flats. When I do I am around the $80 range. Woody gave me two new pairs of flats a couple years ago, so I'm good for years.