You want to break them in, but not ruin them.
You’re meant to make mistakes, take risks, bend over backward, scrape your knees, face your fears, stumble, and get a little bruised up.
Shoes are meant to be run in, bent in a way they’re not supposed to and be held there for awhile. They’re meant to be ran in on different turfs. It’s called breaking them in.
Most importantly, though one is meant to do all of this, you don’t want to break, rip, or destroy the shoes completely.
Similarly, neither do you want to become jaded, pessimistic, or immobile.
Stay Positive & Note, It Takes A Lot More To Break Yourself In Than It Does A Pair Of Shoes
Garth E. Beyer