To ensure that your running shoes continue to be effective at preventing injuries and helping you achieve a good grip, you should replace your shoes once they have been well used. You can use the Good Run Guide Shoe Tracker to keep track of the number of miles you have run in each pair of shoes. |
The generally accepted consensus is that road and trail running shoes should be replaced after 300-500 miles of running, depending predominantly on your body weight, running style and the surface you are running on. Racing Flats will not last as long due to their reduced durability, and will typically need to be replaced after 125-250 miles of use. Bear in mind that heavier runners and runners who strike the ground harder than average will tend to get less miles from their shoes .
If you start to experience regular knee or shin pain this may be an indication that you need to replace your running shoes more often.
If you run a lot of miles it can be a good idea to have 2 pairs of running shoes and to rotate them so that each pair is 'rested' for longer between uses, allowing them time to fully dry out.
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