When to Replace Running Shoes

Training and a well-balanced diet are not the only things that matter in running. Equally important are the appropriate running shoes to prevent injury and leg strain. No matter how comfortable are the shoes that a runner is using, the time will come when they need to be replaced. And this should be done at the appropriate time. However, it is not always easy to figure out the right time to buy a new pair of running shoes.

Here are some of the signs that will enable you to notice that it is time to replace your old running shoes. When the shoes lose their stability that provides cushioning and balance, or after running a distance of 350 to 500 miles (depending on the weight of the runner), that is the correct time for you to consider purchasing a new pair of shoes.

Technology has significantly improved the quality of running shoes but there are various factors that can lead to the short lifespan of these running shoes. While technology has improved the performance of the runner, it does not take into account every runner’s own style of running. The harder the runner strikes the ground, the less the shoes will last. Another factor is the surface upon which the runner runs; soft surfaces are recommended to maintain the durability of the running shoes. However, running on concrete surfaces cannot necessarily be avoided.

After learning about the signs to look for and the different factors that affect the durability of your running shoes, it is now the time to decide when to buy yourself a new pair. It is not wise for you to wait until you suffer from injury.

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