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Do all running shoes do this in the cold? (Read 889 times)


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    Yeah, they do get hard- one way to help would be to toss them on the heating vent for a little while before you head out. I bet the sole material takes a little while to get cold and harden so it probably won't bother you if they're not cold to begin with. Definitely don't keep them outside on the porch or in the cold overnight....
    They are pretty much hard by the time I start running (and they are kept indoors, near the front door...not too warm or too cold)--I usually do a quarter mile or so fast walk for warm-up and they are generally pretty hard within a few minutes of starting my run. Granted, all of the streets around here have several inches of packed snow with a generous dusting of new snow on top, so I'm guessing that doesn't help matters. k

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      Yeah, they do get hard- one way to help would be to toss them on the heating vent for a little while before you head out. I bet the sole material takes a little while to get cold and harden so it probably won't bother you if they're not cold to begin with. Definitely don't keep them outside on the porch or in the cold overnight....
      Our local shoe shop expert warned us that heating the shoe for any reason risks de laminating the soles.

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        Our local shoe shop expert warned us that heating the shoe for any reason risks de laminating the soles.
        Hmm...that may be with some shoes depending on how they're made. I've never had any problem and often leave them on the vent when it's cold....
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