When to Say Goodbye to Workout Buddies

Thursday, March 29, 2012

You were once great work out buddies....
you took me though countless miles of walking and running.
You helped me train for the first 5k I 
 recently helped me train to walk the River Run.  
I think about the time when we first met...
I felt like I was running on pillows 
and your breathable fabric was great for hot summer days.

But now you have turned are uncomfortable.
You give me foot pains, shin splint and sore ankles.
I now feel like I am wearing bricks tied to my ankles.
I'm sorry you grew mean as you got older...
it has been over 2 years since we met....
at least you still look pretty damn good for your age!

I can't wait for my new work out buddies to get here!
Aren't they AWESOME??
Asics Noosa Tri 7

So realistically when do you replace your running shoes?

So I did a little googling and found several articles that state you shouldn't keep shoes any longer than about 300-400 if you run a mile a day...sneakers can wear out before the year is up!  Mine are at least 2 years old if not older!  Also, I read that you can't wait until your shoes start falling apart because the material used to wrap the upper part of the shoe is durable and receives little wear and tear.  Also, you can't use the treads to determine replacement need to look at the midsole, this is where the stability and cushioning of the shoe comes from.  Every article I read stated that if you are getting shin splits, joint pain, etc. that is the sign to replace.  (HELLO EVERYDAY LATELY)  If you run on rougher surfaces you might need to change them sooner and if you only run on a treadmill they could last a little longer.  The test of a worn shoe is to put it on a flat surface...if the shoe leans to a means the shoe is DONE!  A great tip that was also mentioned in an article (which I am going to do) is to write the date you first get the shoes on the tongue so you know how long you've had them!


  1. Those new shoes are too cute! I usually change mine every year or so because I don't run everyday (though I should!) but I can usually feel when the time is coming by having many of the same symptoms you are. Thanks for all the good info!

  2. Asha ~ Thanks...I am super excited they are being delivered today!! Currently my right foot is KILLING me so thank goodness ordering them online ended up taking only like 3 days to get them rather than (you know how it can be) 2 weeks! I can't wait to wear them!

    ♥ Shia

  3. wow, they are pretty awesome. love the colors of those kicks! now i have to start working out... haven't done it in over 4 months... and really feeling sluggish lately. :)



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