I received a few questions yesterday regarding how to know when it’s time to replace your sneakers.
They say your running shoes should last you anywhere between 300 – 500 miles, with lighter-weight runners supposedly getting to the upper end of the recommendation.
I always laughed at this concept because as a pretty light-weight runner, I usually notice my shoes wearing out closer to the 300 mile mark. Princess feet, total princess feet.
On average, if you run let’s say 25 miles a week, you should be looking to replace your sneakers every three to four months.
But go by how you feel.
If you are suddenly experiencing random aches and pains, if your feet suddenly feel lack of support, the loss of cushioning and comfort, it may be time for a new pair of running shoes.
My feet are so sensitive that suddenly I will notice the fronts of my running shoes feeling a bit worn, that the cushioning is not there or lately in my last pair of Adidas, my heels just felt a lack of support and slight pain.
When these symptoms occur, I do a quick average mileage count since owning (and wearing) the running shoes and usually find myself somewhere between 300-350 miles.
The Adidas Energy Boost are known to give you more miles than other shoes which shockingly, was the case even for me.
I have been able to get more miles out of these sneakers but I am still on my third pair since November.
Running in worn out sneakers can cause injury. I don’t need that. And neither do you.
I know it can get pricey, especially since the more you run, the faster your shoes wear out but it’s worth it.
Your health, fitness and the mental stability you receive from working out is worth paying for.
If you find a sneaker model you love, keep an eye out for the sales and then stock up. Only on rare occasion have I had an issue where the exact same shoe didn’t feel the same.
Regarding finding the right shoes for you, click here for a previous post on the topic. This post also includes some good running tips which we discussed a few months ago. Sometimes even I benefit from rereading my own posts.
Yes, I had my salad once again last night. And look, the universe heard my craving for corn this week and blessed me with a big portion.
I had to take my son shopping for a suit yesterday afternoon which was the opposite of fun. I knew it wouldn’t be fun so I purposely planned our shopping to take place in the vicinity of The Cheesecake Factory.
I know we shouldn’t eat our emotions but knowing I would have my salad topped with onion rings once we were done shopping was motivation to stay smiling as we tortured some store employees looking for the suit.
Can’t begin to tell you about the experience. Let’s just say that the store employee was taking my son’s measurements and he was busy texting around the measuring tape. I was mortified and grabbed the phone but he was texting a girl and I try to be cool and understanding but oh the embarrassment.
I love that today is Friday. Tonight I will be having dinner with two of my friends from high school.
I was informed last night that our plan is to meet at The Cheesecake Factory.
Good thing I always say I could eat this salad every day for the rest of my life.
Before I go get my day moving, I must share one more ecard with you this morning:
This would be me. You want me to run? No problem. Fold the laundry? I just can’t today, no energy to do it.
Have a great weekend!
How often do you replace your running shoes?
What restaurant could you dine at every day and never get tired of it?
What do you hate more – folding the laundry or emptying the dishwasher?