When to Retire Running Shoes

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As it is time for me to retire my old running shoes, it seemed like a good time to do a new post about it. The general advice is after 350-500 miles. For me, I run about 550-600 miles in three months, and that is when I start to notice that it might be time. Even if they don’t look like they need to be recycled on the outside, there is still a lot of internal wear and tear that happens and can eventually lead to injury. In fact, that is the first sign that I have telling me it is time to hang up the old and bring in the new. I start to get aches and pains in my knees, which I do not normally have any problems with. As soon as I start to get a twinge in my knee, I go back and check how many miles I have covered in my shoes. Thus far, switching out old shoes has consistently solved any knee problems I have had.

I vlogged about it. See below my transition from old to new–Hokas to Altras.

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