When to replace your running shoes

Don’t count on the bottom tread of your shoes to tell you when it’s time to replace them. Worn tread is a “way past due” indicator of needing new shoes. Long before tread smoothes out, the “midsole” of the shoe –the cushioning between the bottom tread and the insole where your foot rests, begins to break down, causing decreased shock absorption, stability, and cushioning. If you are starting to get shin splints or knee pain and have not replaced your shoes in a while, worn shoes are probably the culprit.

A general rule of thumb is to replace your shoes every 300-500 miles, however, this depends on a number of factors as follows:

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