An important step in your fitness journey is the maintenance and up keep of your workout gear—especially your sneakers!
To help you stay injury-free during your next workout, be sure you check your shoes to make sure they are up to par. Knowing when to toss your old sneaks can make all the difference.
Many experts suggest replacing your sneakers every 300 to 500 miles or 6-12 months, but that’s just a guide for most. That can vary depending on size, weight, and foot stride. One way you can keep track is by writing down the date of when you purchased them on the tongue of your shoe.
You should also pay attention to how you feel in your sneaks. Do you feel joint or muscle pain or shin splints while running? If so, it’s time to retire them!
If you’re still unsure, you can try this test from The New York Times: put one hand in your shoe and press on the sole with the other hand. If you can feel your fingers press through the shoe, that means its cushioning has been completely compressed or worn thin and it’s time to retire them.
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