If you haven’t figured it out yet, I love running shoes. I love trying on different shoes, and as I mentioned in a previous post, I am on a quest for the perfect shoe.
With that being said, when I find a shoe I like, I run it into the ground. I regularly run 800 to 1,000 miles in a pair of shoes and I’ve been known to go over 1,500 miles on occasion.
First of all, I do not advise you to do this, especially if you are prone to injuries. Most “experts” advise you to replace your shoes every 400 to 600 miles. In addition, a recent study published in Runner’s World stated that rotating shoes probably lowers your risk of injury. The researchers stated:
“Different shoes distribute the impact forces of running differently, thereby lessening the strain on any given tissue.”
So why am I writing about this today? Yesterday, I started a new pair of shoes! Here are my last three pairs:
How far will my latest pair get me? Who knows?! I’m planning to run about 850 miles leading up to my ultra in June – so they’ll get me at least that far. Beyond that, we’ll just have to wait and find out!