How Long Do Running Shoes Last?

Arguably, the most important piece of equipment for any runner - the running shoe. Running shoes are an investment in your health and fitness, and it's important to know how long they'll last before you need to replace them.

First off, let's get one thing straight - running shoes don't last forever. In fact, most running shoes have a lifespan of around 300-500 miles. This means that if you're running 20 miles a week, you'll need to replace your shoes every 15-25 weeks, or roughly every 4-6 months.

But how can you tell when your running shoes are on their last legs? There are a few signs to look out for, including worn-out soles, holes in the upper part of the shoe, and decreased cushioning and support. If you're experiencing foot pain or discomfort during your runs, it may also be a sign that it's time to replace your shoes.

However, it's important to note that everyone's running style and shoe usage are different, so your shoes may last longer or shorter than the average lifespan. Additionally, factors like weight, terrain, and climate can all affect the durability of your shoes.

The bottom line? Keep an eye on your shoes and listen to your body. If you're starting to feel discomfort or pain during your runs, it may be time to invest in a new pair of running shoes. As Lavendaire once said, "Investing in a new pair of running shoes is an investment in your health and well-being." So don't skimp on your shoes - your feet (and your body) will thank you for it.

 -Plaza’s go-to girl, Mallory


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