Thursday, May 2, 2013
In the Gym today I noticed another runner’s shoe with a date on it Feb 15th. I asked the significance. She said, she runs and changes shoes every four months. It was easier to mark on the shoe the date and make a note in her calendar at the four month mark than to try and figure out why this or that is now hurting and last week it wasn't. Her feet and legs like new shoes every four months. OK.
I've been tracking the mileage on my shoes. If you ask me what the mileage is on the shoes I'd have to figure it out. Although my right shin is a little more achy than it used to be, so it is probably time to rotate in a new pair of shoes. I am a data junkie, I love to collect it, and then never manage to DO anything with it...
I keep two pairs of road shoes going. The trail shoes I've sort of given up on. I'm finding I like the feel of the trail through my road shoes. Guess I will see what that does to my legs in the long run.
So it is probably time to rotate in a new pair of shoes, based on this shin thing. Fortunately, I have four pair waiting in the wings. They are all the same, and look the same. Guess I'll be dating my shoes so at least I can tell them apart!
Tell me about your shoes: One or more pairs going at a time? Change them regularly? Think this whole shoe thing is a marketing ploy? Different types of shoes? Trail, road, racing?
Beth, with shoes on the brain.