At least once a day, I’m asked “how do I know when my athletic shoes are worn out?”. If you go to a running shoe store, you will be told a pair of running shoes will last 300-500 miles. This is a terrible recommendation. What if you only work out at the gym on the Elliptical Machine or StairMaster? How long will your shoes last then? What if you walk or hike and don’t run at all?
A better way to determine wear is to check your own shoes – regularly. Below is a video I created which takes you step by step through the process of evaluating athletic shoes for excessive wear. Learning how to do this will save, time, money and potential injury.