Have been running for about 2 years now (on and off) and still have the same running shoes - I am averaging about 7km three times a week and currently training for my first 10k race!!
I was wondering how often should you change your running shoes? not having any problems with them they are just a bit dirty and did get very wet during the winter with all the snow and rain!
Any advice would be great
21k a week x 104 weeks is a lot of running in the same pair. My average is around 500/600km per pair.
It depends on lots of things - weight, gait etc. Rule of thumb seems to be up to 500 miles.
I am on the large size and have noticed my legs aching a bit lately... so look like i will have to go ad treat my self to a shiny new pair
Everyone is different - but yours should easily be well knackered.
I like to have a couple of pairs on the go and when I find more aches after running in one pair - then I know its time for a change.
you should change them when to top bit starts to come away from the bottom bit, the people that quote 500miles per pair are the shoe makers who want you to buy more shoes.
I've heard one shoe seller quote 300 miles. Can't imagine spending another £150 in six weeks time! Especially not when they're just starting to get comfortable.
I need to get a new pair because my little toe's gone through the sides of one. Other pair still going fine though. No idea how many miles in them now as I gave up counting about six months ago. rfbr, you probably deserve a new pair, but don't count the miles, look for the wear.
yep think I will treat myself - but not for £150!!!!
From this site:
There is no definite figure for this. The general concensus is that trainers should be replaced after 200-450 miles of running, so to maximise the properties they offer you you’ll need to replace them after you’ve run this distance. This may also be influenced by your body weight and running style. Some research has even suggested this distance may be as low at 200 miles. If you can see that the heels have worn down, the trainers will also need to be changed. How long your trainers last timewise is dependant on you and your training plan/weekly mileage."
200 miles! Every 3-4 weeks!!
Try our <a href='http://mileage calculator' target='_blank' rel='nofollow'>mileage calculator</a> to get a reminder when your trainers need replacing.
Ratzer wrote (see)
I've heard one shoe seller quote 300 miles.
hi everyone Ive run now on the same pair almost 18 months and one sole has worn out while the other seems to have its patern still, ran in them 550 miles.right knee aches all the time,walk during my runs now.
Longevity of running shoes depends a lot on how you are built, how well suited they are to your running gait and the type of shoe. Basically, the lighter a shoe, the less time it will last - running flats are often knackered after 200 miles or so, but this is specialist kit.
A pair of tougher running shoes made for a 100kg pronator will last longer - 500 miles - but be careful you don't have irregular wear - i.e. much greater wear pattern on one side or at the back. This gives the shoes a much shorter life.
I'm just 66kg and have neutral gait. My shoes easily last 1000kms and I tend to have 3 pairs on a cycle. Newest pair is reserved for longest runs, a pair with 500kms is then used for medium length runs and the oldest pair, say 850kms, is then used for short and recovery runs. Any speedwork (intervals or threshold runs) are done in a 4th pair of lightweight running shoes. I just replace them when they feel dead - usually about 600kms.
This shoe rotation means I tend to avoid lower leg injuries. Cheers, TD.
I'm running a marathon a month for Help for Heroes and have been told I will need to change my running shoes every 200 miles. I'm just under 9st and 5ft4 but the mileage will kill my lighter than light Asics GT-2170s.
Here's a link to my blog that features info about my training and the best trainers in the world for under £100
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