We interrupt your regularly scheduled blogging to announce….


The OnlineShoes.com Ratty Sneakers Contest!


  • Do you have old, smelly, and nasty sneakers?
  • Is the tread worn away on your favorite pair of kicks?
  • Do your tired running shoes cause you to experience knee, ankle, or leg pain?


Well, ladies and gents — I have the PERFECT contest for you!


OnlineShoes.com and SeeBrideRun.com are launching an exciting new contest in which YOU could win a $100 gift certificate to OnlineShoes.com! 


OnlineShoes.com is committed to delivering exceptional value and service.  OnlineShoes.com offers the latest high quality footwear for men, women and kids in more than 33,000 trend-setting styles and over 200 premium brands, as well as a wide selection of bags, athletic apparel and accessories.


OnlineShoes.com  is totally amazing because they offer a 110 percent price guarantee AND 90-day unconditional returns AND free shopping and exchanges on EVERY order.  How great is that?


The OnlineShoes.com Ratty Sneakers Contest Details


To win the $100 Gift Certificate and claim title of The OnlineShoes.com Ratty Sneakers Champion, all you have to do is send an email to SeeBrideRun@gmail.com with the following information:


  • Name
  • Age
  • Location
  • Blog (if you have one)
  • Photograph of your ratty sneakers
  • Brief paragraph explaining why your sneakers are so ratty and why you deserve the $100 gift certificate


Either myself or Future Husband will choose the winner based on: (1) the photograph; (2) creativity; (3) emotional reaction you stir in our little hearts; and (4) brevity


PLEASE keep your entries short and to the point (remember, I’m getting married in 16 days!).  By emailing me your entry, you give me permission to feature it on the blog!


My Entry


Here are my ratty sneakers (my legs are so dirty because I had just run a 10K trail race through the mud):

I need a new pair of sneakers SO badly because I have been logging 20 – 30 miles per week in these since JULY 2007! I have trained and raced in a sprint duathlon, 5K, two 10Ks, two 15Ks, and a Half Marathon in these very old, very worn out New Balance sneakers.  I actually bought myself a new pair of sneakers in September, but they didn’t fit my feet right and gave me knee and leg trouble, so I switched back to these babies.  The tread is so shot that I can literally feel the contours of the pavement through my sneakers! That’s why I need a new pair of sneakers so desperately.  If I could choose myself as the winner, I probably would. 🙂


SEND YOUR ENTRIES TO SeeBrideRun@gmail.com.  Due to the holidays, this contest will run from today until Monday, December 29th at 5 PM EST.  I will announce the winner of the  OnlineShoes.com Ratty Sneakers Contest on December 30th!


FYI – This contest is a precursor to another amazing contest, which OnlineShoes.com will run through their OnlineShoes.TV site.   The grand prize of the OnlineShoes.TV  is an amazing pair of New Balance 993 shoes.  I’ll post more details on the second contest ASAP!



  • Halie December 17, 2008, 10:47 am

    Great contest! You’re contests are the best! Can’t wait to see who wins! It’s gonna be good!

  • therunningaddict December 17, 2008, 10:55 am

    What an amazing contest!!!
    You are amazing, Caitlin!

  • Tami December 17, 2008, 11:37 am

    it is so NOT good for you to be running in worn out shoes….it could be one of the reasons your knees are bothering you.

  • Caitlin (see bride run) December 17, 2008, 11:38 am

    tami – i know!!!!!!!!!! it’s SO bad. that’s why i would pick myself as a winner if i could. 🙂

  • girlrunningaround December 17, 2008, 11:44 am

    Woo-hoo, I can’t wait to enter! I’m in desperate need of new shoes!

  • Kaye December 17, 2008, 1:35 pm

    So… I feel like a total moron because I didn't know that running shoes had a 'mileage limit'! My boyfriend told me that after a certain point, when you log too many miles on them they pretty much go bad! How many miles do you think the average pair of running shoes should last?
    Also, I could use recommendations on a good shoe. I have the cutest pair of Nike Shox. They are metallic and they have sparkle laces. That is why I bought them. They also make my shins hurt, so…I need help!

    BTW, your contests ARE amazing! It's so awesome that you're always able to hook people in need up!

  • Caitlin (see bride run) December 17, 2008, 1:40 pm

    kaye – aww thanks. you’re sweet.

    i think shoes are “suppose” to have a 3 month to 6 month time limit. obviously, ive been wearing mine for 1.5 years!! OOPS. 🙁

  • VeggieGirl December 17, 2008, 1:49 pm

    Fun contest!!

  • Eliza December 17, 2008, 3:04 pm

    *I like to lift weights and run on the treadmill or use the stepmill.
    *My favorite meal is PB&J
    *Run a marathon.
    *Soo much music!
    *Id rather be able to read minds!
    *New running sneakers!!
    *Happily ! Thats all I can ask for.
    *13 miles.

  • arielle December 17, 2008, 3:05 pm

    This is my kind of contest.

  • Jessica December 17, 2008, 4:02 pm

    Cardio baby!
    I loveeee fake turkey, hummus, dijon mustard, spinach, onions wraps!! with grapes on the side ..having that for dinner tonight! 🙂 AND I love pb & j's!
    My goal is to stay active and try to do something everyday, or at least great, sweaty, cardio workouts every other day! I want to do some type of marathon soon too!
    All types of music from rap to techno to pop is what I love to run to!
    Summer forever!
    Working at a job I love with hopefully some great boyfriend and still be super healthy and active! woo!
    6 miles

  • ModelBehavior December 17, 2008, 4:33 pm

    I can’t wait to see the entries for this one, I think everyone has some nasty sneaks they hold onto lol!

  • BOBBI McCORMICK December 18, 2008, 3:23 pm

    you know I am in!

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