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It?s been a heady few weeks for a certain local politician who sported an Erdem-and-Mizuno-running-shoe ensemble that drew just as much attention as the vocal gymnastics she exercised on the House floor.

But well after State Senator Wendy Davis?s historic filibuster, we still can?t help but be inspired by her, ahem, traction. So here are a few options just in case those Mizunos become sold out:

Spira Women?s Stinger 2 This El Paso-based company?s spring-laden shoe ($110) is not just for show. Thanks to patented technology, the ultra-lightweight sneaks give you an energy return unlike other more conventionally cushioned shoes.

New Balance Minimus Ionix With a pink-and-yellow palette and a ubiquitous cutaway sole, this style ($90) is 30 percent lighter than other comparable foam-filled footwear.

Altra Intuition Look no further than local chain Luke?s Locker for these female-specific running shoes ($100). Featuring a ?zero drop? configuration--the heel and forefoot are the same distance from the ground--they?re total game-changers for the barefoot runners among us.

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