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CHANGING YOUR RUNNING SHOES.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:25 am    Post subject: CHANGING YOUR RUNNING SHOES. Reply with quote

Changing your shoes every 1000-1500 kms.?

It's a general rule you must change them every 1000-1500 kms.

However, they already ARE worn out when you wait for that final mile...

At least, that seems a logical conclusion !

Hence, I changed them already after 600-800 kms, so I had new shoes with 100 percent shock absorption. Besides, shoes already wear out if you leave them standing, they, like tires, lose their absorption. (which I didn't know at first !)

Is the above logical, not waiting until you have run the whole 1000-1500 kms because otherwise you don't have the full protection/absorption of your shoes ?

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I look at it like expiration dates on food. If the manufacturer says something will spoil in two weeks, that really means they expect it to last three weeks but they're being conservative on their stated estimate so they won't be liable if it ends up being a bit less.

Same thing with shoes. 500 miles is the typical estimate, but some certainly last longer (and some less). There's no harm in retiring shoes much earlier than that, other than wasted money. But I suggest going by feel. Keep a rotation of several pairs of shoes going and you'll be able to tell when one is worn down too much to be of further use.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay, thanks
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I usually wait until the soles of the shoes show obvious signs of wear. The danger spots are usually at the back of the heel and the outer edge of the sole so these are the places to look!



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 7:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do a lot of my running on barkdust trails and am the same as you -- I can tell the cushioning is shot long before the outsole is worn all the way down. On pavement, it tends to be just the opposite.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I usually trade my shoes in after six months or so. I find that anything longer then this (given my current 30 miles a week) really puts some strain on the shoes and I dont want to risk and kind of injury!

Some lightweight shoes only last a few months though!

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 5:31 pm    Post subject: New Shoes Reply with quote

See, I have the opposite problem. When I get new shoes, it takes me forever to get used to them even if they are the same brand and model. I think it's related to the stiffness of the shoes, but it makes the first (rough conversion from miles) 80 km completely miserable for me. My calves burn like crazy and I have to cut down my distance significantly. Does anyone else have this problem?
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