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How Often Should I Replace My Running Shoes?

Desi Davila shoes

Marathon champ Desi Davila running in the T7 racing flat

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…

  1. Kerry

    It really will depend on how many miles you run and what type of miles they are. If you run 300 miles on a pair of shoes and they are light easy miles, that is much different than 300 hard miles. I have one pair for my long runs and marathons, one pair for short hard runs and one for moderate runs. I am a marathon runner and spend more money on my feet than anything else. I have tried several shoes and the GTS has been my only solid running shoe for the past two years.

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