When most people think of training "gear" it is relatively simple and simple. You need...
- workout clothes,
- a music player,
- a water bottle and
- a pair of running shoes.
How often should you change running shoes? Let's go through some things, so that you are aware of the best time to switch to a new pair ...
1. Your mileage. The biggest factor that determines your running shoe duration is how many miles you have traveled. Keep in mind that the average pair of running shoes should give you about 300 to 500 miles worth, which can give you a relatively good indication of how long you can walk. If you drive an average of 20 miles a week, it should amount to about 15 to 25 weeks of use.
Keeping track of your miles, both those who run and hike, is important so you know when your time is out with that pair of shoes. If you do most of these miles on the treadmill your shoes may look brand new, but remember that padding in them can be anything but new!
2. Your body weight. The next factor to consider is your body weight. Generally speaking, the heavier you are, the faster your shoes will wear out. There will be more stress with each step you take, mainly wearing the padding as you run.
If you are over 150 pounds you may only get the 300 mile mark with your shoes, while you are under 150 pounds you may be closer to the 500 mile mark.
You have to judge how your shoes feel when you run in them day after day. If you start to feel sore and aching joints, this is a good sign that it may be time to change shoes for a new pair.
3. Where do you drive? Finally, think about where you run. Do you drive mainly in open areas or do you run in forests and off-road trails? If it is essentially flat land you drive; you can get a little more life out of the shoes compared to if you run in terrain not as smooth. The support and stabilization of your shoe is tested more in these scenarios, leading to faster wear.
Consider these points when doing your workouts. Having a good pair of running shoes is crucial to your success, so it is important that you do not overlook this critical element.