When to Replace Your Running Shoes

How often should I replace my running shoes? This may be the question we hear most often (after “we’re not doing 30 on/30 off today, are we?”) We’ve heard every piece of advice on the subject. Every 4-6 months, every 500 miles, when your knees start to hurt, when your shins start to hurt, when the padding feels squishy, when they smell bad… So which one of these is right, if any of them? Well, it turns out the answer is a little complicated. The recent evidence is laid out nicely in a piece on the New York Times Well Blog. Start by asking yourself some crucial questions: Where am doing most of my running, on a treadmill, or outdoors? Read More