How often to you replace shoes, after how many miles ?
I run in Mizuno's - have done for years - as for me they are the best out there and more reasnobly priced than the others. However, I change them after 350 miles without fail even if they feel OK. I reckon that I pay in the region of £5 a week for my shoes on that basis, I go though on average 4 pairs a year so £320 a year
Runnings a cheap sport (unless you but all these gadgets which is what they are mostly - gadgets, I use the free maps on the internet to measure distance) so I think that a good pair of shoes is important, also to prevent injury from the pounding. So I change regularly at 350 miles - got to look after my joints in my old age !
Just intersted to hear what everyone does on this front
350 miles for me too
I am quiete heavy at 15st 5lb so my shoes get a hammering
I normally have 2 pair on the go at once so they last a bit longer
I have over used my current Mizunos to 410 miles and can feel a slight pain in my knees
Maybe your lighter than me I am a heft 12st 6lb
Personally I plan to buy a new pair at 400 miles and alternate between old and new before relegating the old pair to gardening duty when they hit 500 miles.
Sometimes I change earlier if the padding starts to feel odd or my knees start to hurt. Or if I like the new seasons colour better...
I'm a heavy heel striker and I feel how cushioning worsens with miles. After 300 miles I start to feel discomfort during and after running on tarmac/pavement and then I change shoes. I run is Asics.
The "dead" ones I use later for walking until they start to tear, don't like classic leather shoes and "originals" - ugly and uncomfortable, my feet suffer in them whereas old running shoes feel really comfy for walking.
Seems from the posts here then around 350 is pretty normal
So thats changing shoes roughly 4 times a year, with an average of 30 miles a week (obviously more at marathon time) but if I was running 60 miles a week I would still change at 350 miles. OK so thats 8 pairs a year ! but just because you run more miles per week it doesnt make shoes last longer, they last so many miles and thats it.
As I have said previously running is a cheap sport - the biggest outlay is shoes.This is the one area I dont try to squeeze the last miles out of. I change regular at 350 miles and I believe thats one reason I have only had 2 injuries to keep me off the road in 15 years of running. Mind you it does make for a big pile of old running shoes in the cupboard !
Last pair of the fabulous Mizuno Inspire went over the clock at 410 but they have noe retired and I am on a new pair of Inspire 4 as from today
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