Changing Your Running Shoes

Knowing when to change your running shoes is very important. Your running shoes are designed to provide you with support and protection while you undertake your next run. Like most shoes your running shoes will eventually need to be changed due to wear and tear. Your runners often tend to be worn out due to mileage, foot type and body weight.

Walking and running shoes have a limited life span as a result of the breakdown that occurs with each step that you take, leading to a reduction in the cushioning and support which they provide. It is recommended that after every 450-500 miles, your shoes are replaced. There are a few other factors that may make you more prone to wearing out your runners quicker including:


– Running on the road compared to softer and more cushioned surfaces such as an Athletics track

– Over- pronators who run regularly will wear out shoes quicker compared to someone with a Neutral foot type

Not only do you lose the support and cushioning running in shoes that have an excessive wear pattern but you can increase your risk of developing injuries to the feet, legs, ankles and pelvis due to overuse.

Other than keeping a record of the duration and mileage of your running you may also notice these features on the bottom of your shoes:

– The outer sole has worn down to the midsole showing a white appearance

– The mid sole of your shoe may feel soft and more likely to compress when pressure is applied

– The heel counter will compress and provide less support

– Your toes may wear through the toe box of the shoe

– The soles of the shoe are worn differently

– Your shoes do not stand up straight when sitting on a flat surface​

If you are an avid runner and have noticed these changes to your running shoes then it’s time to get yourself down to Athlete’s Foot for a new pair to keep you on track!


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Melissa Biedak

Melissa Biedak


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