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I've only gotten 200 on the last two pairs of my Mizuno's before I've felt noticable changes in the cushioning. There is next to no wear on the treads but the little air pockets at the back are crushed.
I've been able to get close to 400 miles out of just about every other brand. It's a shame too as I love the way the Wave Riders feel for the first 200 miles.
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I haven't used New Balance for at least 10 years, so I don't have any advice about them specifically.
I will say, though, that you should always rotate between at least 2 pairs of shoes, especially if you ever run two or more days in a row.
Mileage wise, I generally get 400 to 600 miles depending on the brand and how much I abused the shoes.
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I usually get about 200 miles out of a pair of shoes before I start getting injuries. However, I have a theory: since I have a really short stride and an unusually slow pace, I figure I probably get about the same number of hours and/or steps out of a pair of shoes that someone running 500 miles per shoe gets. Anyone ever read any studies on alternate measures of shoe life? This is just my personal theory.