It’s no glass slipper

21 Oct

I bought new running shoes last night, convinced that the pair I’d been kicking around were ready for an upgrade — the mesh was ripped on each toe, they no longer felt bouncy, and most important, I’d been wearing them for at least 4 months. Needless to say, I am very excited to be  going for a test drive, but with no job, I feel compelled to  justify this new debt. On that ground, here are a few ways you can make a case for replacing your sneakers.

Mileage. Do you run everyday? How many miles are you running? This seems to be the key criteria for trading up. A 2-question quiz on fitsugar.com says every 350-650 miles is a good rule of thumb.

Weight. therunnersguide.com says heavier runners may find themselves buying sneakers more often.

Impact. If you hit the ground hard you’ll probably wear your shoes out faster than most. This was my chief complaint with my old sneakers — they just did not have the same spring as they did when I first took them home.

Time. Basically, if you are running several days a week, you can easily rack up miles on your sneakers. Being aware of how far you’re running and how often is a good way to assess the distance your sneakers have seen and whether they are offering you the support you need to continue hitting the pavement/track/ground.

Check out my new sneakers =)

image via image.become.com

Nike Shox Reveal III via image.become.com

source: How Long Running Shoes Last, therunnersguide.com

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2 Responses to “It’s no glass slipper”

  1. Mary M. October 21, 2009 at 5:55 pm #

    Please tell me your gonna add affiliate links to the products you promote!!! Let me know if you need a quick tutorial :)

  2. amyzonline October 21, 2009 at 6:03 pm #

    I’m going to need to set that up with you! Totally slipped my mind =)

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