Hi, my name is Kenya Seeped and I am going to discuss the importance of changing your running shoes. I will be covering why you should change your running shoes and how often you should buy new You know it’s Time to Buy New Running Shoes When… Running in old or worn out shoes can lead to an increase in running injure rises. A. Over time running shoes lose stability and shock absorption capacity. 1. Shoes that don’t support your feet properly can put more stress on your segments, joints, arch, knees, ankles and cause unnecessary injuries. . Over time such added stress can lead to an overuse injury. B. Another factor that determines when the best time is to replace shoes is treading wear. 1. Look for creasing of the middle material, a worn out middle will have wrinkles and creases there. 2. The soles last longer than the shoe’s cushioning and shock absorbency, so if the soles are worn down, it’s definitely time for new ones. 3. When the Inner Heel is worn, the runner is rolling feet inward; the medial part of much of the sole shoes will be worn.
How Often Should Replace My Running Shoes? II. According to most running experts, you should be changing your running shoes every 300 to 500 miles or so. A. There is a couple of different factors that can make this 300 to 500 mile threshold vary. 1. Running on trails or other rough locations will cause shoes to wear more quickly. 2. You may be able to squeeze more life out of your shoes, running on moth paths or walkways most of the time. 3.
If you are a heavier runner, your shoes are more likely to wear out a little bit sooner. B. The ideal situation is for you to keep a running journal of how far you are running on your new pair of shoes. 1. Mark on your calendar the purchase date of your shoes. 2. You should be replacing your shoes if you are running 10 miles a week = 30 to 50 weeks to reach 300 to 500 miles (Replace shoes every 7 to 12 months). C. Another option is buy two pairs at once if you can afford that.