Tuesday, March 27, 2012

How Often to Replace Your Running Shoes

Running or working out in old or worn out shoes is one of the most common injuries. As your running shoes get used more they lose shock absorption, support and cushioning. This causes an increase in stress and impact on your legs and joints, leading to overuse injuries.

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So when do you know it is time to replace your running shoes? It is best to replace them every 300-400 miles. If you have been feeling muscle fatigue, shin splints or pain in your joints, it is good sign to replace your shoes. If you think it is expensive to buy a new pair of shoes, an injury can be more expensive. The cost of doctors visits, tests and time off work could be several new pairs of shoes (without the pain!)

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