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When do you retire shoes? (Read 273 times)


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    The 500 mile advice is B*lls*t, This is neoprene rubber. If rubber had any issue after 500 miles we wouldn't  have cars or the car wheels would still be made of iron and wood.

     

     

    A car uses the air in a tire for cushioning the ride, not air in the rubber (ie EVA foam).  There is a big difference in cushioning between a new shoe and a 500+ mile shoe, and the compression that does not spring back is not always even (changing the fit of the shoe and even how well the foot is aligned to the ground).

     

    In my experience the more cushioning in a shoe, the fewer miles one will get out of it because there is more there to "go wrong".  Unlike trainers, true flats with virtually no cushioning in their harder sole can be run until they literally fall apart.

    "If you want to be a bad a$s, then do what a bad a$s does.  There's your pep talk for today.  Go Run." -- Slo_Hand

     

      Tangentially related - one of the claims for the new Adidas boost shoes is that because the use a different material that's less prone to losing its elasticity they might last better.

       

      I don't know how this plays out in practice and I don't actually have a pair of those shoes.


      Interval Junkie --Nobby

         In my experience the more cushioning in a shoe, the fewer miles one will get out of it because there is more there to "go wrong".  Unlike trainers, true flats with virtually no cushioning in their harder sole can be run until they literally fall apart.

         

        No cushioning, no problem:

        2014 Goals:  sub-3 Marathon ("Congrats! It's tough to race with poop in the mind" --Wing)

        Current Status 03/17: Drinking beer and eating crap -- all the things I couldn't do before the marathon

          In my experience the more cushioning in a shoe, the fewer miles one will get out of it because there is more there to "go wrong".  Unlike trainers, true flats with virtually no cushioning in their harder sole can be run until they literally fall apart.

           

          What trainers do you wear? How many miles can they go until falling apart?

          5k - 20:56 (Sept 30, 2012)

          7k - 28:40 (Nov 18, 2012)

          10k trial - 43:08 (Mar 29, 2013), 42:05 (May 05, 2013)

          FM - 3:09:28 (May 19, 2013)

            Who said running is the most cheap workout? Based on 1000 miles, a runner with 70 mpw needs to buy a pair of shoes every three months. It doesn't seem to be cheap.

            5k - 20:56 (Sept 30, 2012)

            7k - 28:40 (Nov 18, 2012)

            10k trial - 43:08 (Mar 29, 2013), 42:05 (May 05, 2013)

            FM - 3:09:28 (May 19, 2013)

              Who said running is the most cheap workout? Based on 1000 miles, a runner with 70 mpw needs to buy a pair of shoes every three months. It doesn't seem to be cheap.

               

              --And if you race, gets expensive quick!  Some folks do 40+ various races a year from 5k's on up...  But if it is what you love doing, then cost can become secondary...

              The Plan (big parts)→  ///  March:  Shamrock Marathon  ///  April:  24 Hour Run for Cancer  ///   May:  3 Days at the Fair (12 Hour)  ///  Nov:  New York Marathon ∞

                 

                --And if you race, gets expensive quick!  Some folks do 40+ various races a year from 5k's on up...  But if it is what you love doing, then cost can become secondary...

                 

                Indeed. I wonder if people who race often get some discount or not. It would be good that you could just buy an annual membership and race anywhere. Somebody needs to invent that. :-)

                5k - 20:56 (Sept 30, 2012)

                7k - 28:40 (Nov 18, 2012)

                10k trial - 43:08 (Mar 29, 2013), 42:05 (May 05, 2013)

                FM - 3:09:28 (May 19, 2013)

                hectortrojan


                  It would be interesting if everyone starts uploading the pictures for the shoes that they retire from running

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