Most running and walking shoes can typically last up to 800 kilometres. But how and where your shoes get used can shorten their useful time. Running on pavement, for instance, can lead to quicker wear and tear of shoes than running on a dirt track or hiking on trail.
Here are a few signs that it’s time to get new sneakers:
Perform the Press Test. This will determine if the midsoles still provide proper cushioning. With your thumb, push on the outsole upward into the midsole. If the midsole shows heavy compression lines with a minimal amount of compression, there is little or no cushioning left. The midsole on new shoes will compress into lines or wrinkles.
Don’t worry about dirt and grime. They’re signs of use. What you should look for are signs of wear and tear, such as heels that have stretched out and outsoles that have worn down. If your shoes have seemingly moulded to your feet, that’s another indication of excessive wear. Pain in your feet, such as hammer toe and bunions, and aches in your knees, hip or back are other signs that your shoes have lost that loving feeling. Get something nice.
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