Ending the love affair with your shoes
Great affairs start with shopping for new shoes
The relationship with your running shoes can be one of the most important affairs you will have in your life. When you find the perfect fit, it’s hard to let go when they start to show their wear and tear. There’s always the fear, you’ll never find another pair just like them.
Sports medicine testing shows running shoes usually need replacing at around the 800 to 1,120 kilometre mark. You can average the life span of your shoes by calculating your weekly running distances.
The most common sign your running shoes have served their time is evident in the cushioning, even though the upper part of the shoe remains in pristine condition. If the cushioning worn down, it may be time to say part ways. Pop into your local Rebel Sport and try on a pair of new running shoes, if there is a noticeable difference in support, it’s time to upgrade your footwear and find a new sole mate.