FAQs - Footwear
How often should I replace my running shoes?
The first thing you should do is listen to what your body is telling you. As a shoe wears out, the midsole breaks down. This means your footwear is not supporting or cushioning your foot and the rest of your body. The body can tell that you your shoes are wearing out in a number of ways. Arch pain, shin splints, muscle fatigue and sore knees are just some of the signs that indicate you may need to replace your athletic shoes.
A great rule of thumb is to trade your running shoes every 300-500 miles. Of course this depends on your weight, runningstyle and the surfaces where you run. If you are a smaller runner, your shoes will generally last longer than a heavier runner’s shoes. The same goes with running surfaces. Rough surfaces may require you to replace your shoes more often. Call Dr. Schaengold at Plateau Foot & Ankle Clinic if you have questions about your running shoes. We serve the Sammamish, Bellevue, Issaquah, and Redmond Kirkland and Bellevue areas.