When to Change My Running Shoes?

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When to Change My Running Shoes?

Are you making an impact, or is the road making an impact on you? Learn the fail-safe way to be your own cushioning detective!

Is the force still with you? According to the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine, during a 10-mile run, your feet hit the ground at a force of three to four times your body weight, about 15,000 times.

One of the most common questions asked is, "How can I tell when my shoes have lost their cushioning?"

If you don't know what to look for, it can be a tricky thing to gauge, right?

The cushioning gets punched out gradually, so how can you tell when your beloved foot friends have done the distance?

Typically, running shoes will last 400 miles or a year – whichever comes first.

Do you remember the date when you last purchased shoes?

If you are scratching your head, making strange animal noises and then saying "Hmm... well... em... I think it was..." don't worry, there's another way to find out.

Watch the video to learn the quick and easy way to detect how much cushioning is left. PLUS how learning the art of Shoe Detachment can save our planet ;-)

As you know, life has a habit of moving at a fast and hectic pace, but is it really that important to make time to go shoe shopping?

The problem is, once the cushioning goes, the shock takes great joy in travelling up the legs and hitting your weak spot, i.e. knees or lower back. It can also be one of the causes of shin splints.

So the simple answer: create a one hour slot in your diary once every 7 months to a year. This one hour will give you the chance to travel to your destination, and spend time with your NGA (Natural Gait Analysis) expert. Give yourself the gift of one hour every 7 months. Put like that, it doesn't sound like much does it? So simple, yet crucial to your sole happiness :-)

So get out the diary NOW, and make a date with your tootsies. Then post a comment below.

Have a lovely rest of your week or weekend.

All the very best,


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