So I successfully bought a new pair of kicks for the marathon and made it all the way to the bus without losing them. This time I wore them right out of the store, which probably helped. I also talked to the police chief of Kuruman and I've got an appointment to see him next weekend. Police presence seemed heavier, especially in the shoprite area, though we were still super cautious. No muggings to report this trip.
It's a nice pair of shoes that I picked up too. I usually favor Aisics but as they didn't have any in town, I went with Adidas instead. Apparently I'm a supinator, so I went with a very soft shoe.