When to replace worn out shoes?
Posted 09 May 2003 - 09:27 AM
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Posted 09 May 2003 - 10:13 AM
Right up front I have to say that everyone is different - a popular saying on this site is "we are all an experiment of one". In my case, I get about 1200k out of my Kayanos, but only about 800 out of Mizunos. As you suggested, you develop a feel for when they are due to be ditched - hopefully before you start getting injuries. The heavier you are the less kms. After you have put 300 or so into a pair you should get a second pair to alternate, then you get a better feeling of when one pair is wearing out. Action
Posted 09 May 2003 - 11:33 AM
Posted 09 May 2003 - 06:49 PM
For some reason the tops of my shoes wear out faster....I always get a little hole in the top above my right little toe. I'm not sure why this occurs since with the rubbing I should get a blister above that toe but I don't
Does anybody have any suggestions for repairing the tops of shoes?
Posted 09 May 2003 - 08:04 PM
Posted 10 May 2003 - 11:52 AM
Posted 13 May 2003 - 07:27 PM
Thanks for the tip about repairing shoes. I have an old pair that I can use. I am not a supinator.....I am very lucky because I don't suffer from any probs with gait. My arms get a bit lazy tho and I tend to drop them when I am tired or if I start to lose concerntration.
Posted 13 May 2003 - 09:11 PM
Posted 14 May 2003 - 10:04 AM
I find that my knees and shins start to tell me when a pair of shoes is running out. I start to get some knee pain usually at around the 550-650km mark of my 2060-80s. Its then that I'll replace them. I've been doing this for the past 5 years and have suffered virtually no injuries.
However, its only recently that I've switched to the two pairs of shoes method so I'll see what I can get out of them now. Hopefully up to around 700kms. Although I'll only be using the old pair for short runs and on relatively soft surfaces.