Out with the old in with the new…shoes. The pros say you should get between 300 and 500 miles out of your shoes. It dawned on me a few weeks ago that my shoes were running out of miles. I typically keep good track of my mileage but I had grown emotionally close to my kicks and honestly wasn’t looking forward to parting with them.
Most people will wait until their soles fall off, but by then it’s too late. How do you know when it’s time to get a new pair of running shoes?
Runner’s World advises:
Stick your finger into the midsole to see if it feels brittle or compressed
Place your shoes on a table and check them for imbalances, such as worn areas or tilting to one side or the other
Listen to your aches and pains–they often mean it’s time for a new pair of shoes.
This spring, as we kick off a new workout and race season, get to stepping with new running shoes. Shopping is always a good motivator for me, mwhaha! I was uber pleased that my Mizuno Wave Inspire came in a fun color. No offense, I typically get hosed and stuck with shoes that have flowers and prints all over them.
What’s your tell·tale sign to get a new pair of kicks? Have you ever blown out a flip flop?