Now that the excitement of the Olympics is behind us, it’s time for a more mundane (but plenty useful!) topic, namely:
How often should you replace your running shoes?
Before I worked at Brooks, I tended to replace my shoes when my knees started to hurt. And as I’m sure you can guess, that is way too long.
The answer is you should replace your training shoes every 300-500 miles. Do the math, and that works out to switching out your shoes every couple months, even at fairly modest mileage.
Luckily shoes are still cheaper to replace than knees…