So I am new to this running thing. Just ran my first 5K last weekend. My goal was to finish and not worry about my time. I finished with in about 36 minutes, not bad for only being my 5 time running 3.1 miles. My question is how long/how many miles should you keep your shoes? I just got fitted for a pair and they are great but were pricey and wondering how long I can expect them to last? I only use them for running. Any suggestions would be great.
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No simple answer -- it really is different for each person and each model of shoe. Some folks get a few hundred miles from their shoes, and some keep 'em going for...well, forever.
300 - 700 miles seems to be a good roud number for what is about normal. But you'll know by feel when they start to wear out...your legs will feel it.
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I may be one of the unlucky ones that only gets about 300 miles out of mine. Usually around that time, I start feeling some pains in the knees. That's the sign that it's time for me to change.
I'm one of the lucky ones. I had one pair of shoes that lasted 2735 miles before the sole wore through to the padding. That pair felt the same as the "new" pair, so I kept on using them. On the other hand, my feet changed from last year and it looks like I'll have to throw away a pair with only 10 miles on them.
Let your body tell you.