I did it! After talking about it for a year, I finally went out and bought myself a pair of trail running shoes. When I was at MEC earlier in the week, I saw that last season's Asics Gel-Trabuco 13 shoes were on clearance for $109. I hemmed and hawed and didn't pick them up but after hemming and hawing a bit more at home, I decided to bite the bullet. I want to have trail shoes for winter and for any trail races I might do next summer and this was a better price than I was finding anywhere else (including online).
So, today I went back with the thought that as long as they had them in size 11 and they felt good on, I would get them. I figured it was a long shot that a pair of 11s would still be in stock, but you never know. I asked the guy int eh shoe department and he came back shortly with my size.
"You are so lucky" he said to me "It was all size 7s and then one pair of 11s"
SCORE! They fit. They are super comfortable. They are NOT pink. I think my legs and feet will thank me this winter...