Friday, September 27, 2013
Fitness Friday: How Long Do Running Shoes Last?
So, do you know how often you should change out your running shoes? It is more often than a lot of people do. I cringe when I hear that someone has been running in the same pair for longer than a year, or even worse when they say YEARS. Eeeek! Shoes get worn out that are used that much!
These are my new kicks for training and my next big race. Avid runners, those that run about 3-5 miles a day four times a week, will want to replace their shoes about every 6 months. The general guidelines is to replace your tennis shoes every 300-500 miles, so you can adjust how often you replace based on how much you run.
This is my third pair of the same shoe, just different styles as they have new styles that year. A dear friend of mine who is quite an accomplished athlete (IMHO) gave me the advice that if you find a pair of shoes that fit you (go in and get fitted at a running shoe store), just keep ordering them so you don't have to go in for another fitting and you can find last season's style online for cheaper. So, that is exactly what I do and will continue to do as long as they keep making them and they keep fitting my feet properly. I wear the Adidas Adizero Tempo.
All of my last running shoes have been white with colored trim, so I am happy to have some bright ones. Although, I think I want to swap out the blue laces for some pink ones.