When do I need a new pair of running shoes?
When do I need a new pair of running shoes? That’s a very common question I get all the time.
Usually every 250-300 miles, 400-480 km.
Your running shoe might not look worn-out from the outside but the cushioning has probably lost its absorption ability and the frame probably lost its capacity to maintain the foot as well.
They feel like sleepers and very comfy? Maybe too comfy? That’s a sign for new shoes as well.
Not surprisingly, when you go see a PT for a running-related injury they will ask to see your shoes and ask how old they are.
Running in worn-out shoes can lead to injuries such as foot pain, knee pain, hip pain, or lower back pain. Tendinitis at the Achilles or shin splint and IT band pain can be related to overused shoes as well.
Now, if you really like them you can recycle them as a pot for your plants!
I still have my first trail running shoes!
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