Inspiration and information for running moms

When is it time to buy new running shoes?

Experts say you should buy new running shoes when you've run 450 to 550 miles in them.

I run 6 kilometers, or 3.7 miles, five days a week.

I should buy new running shoes every 7 months

So that's 25 kms per week and 100 kms per month. Which makes 62 miles per month. That would mean I have to buy new running shoes every 7 months.

I can make my running shoes last about 11 to 12 months

But I can usually make them last about 11 to 12 months. It's only when I start to feel little aches and pain that I wake up and smell the risk of injury.

My body tells me when it's time

When my body starts giving me signals, I start looking at my running shoes. And as you can see in the second picture, the soles show wear and tear.

Here's 2 pictures of my old running shoes:

buying new running shoes

asics running shoes

My new running shoes

And here's picture of my new running shoes. I bought them last Thursday:

asics running shoes 2017

asics running shoes 2017

I alway buy the shoes the guy at the store tells me to. I've been running injury free for 15 years now, so I believe in their advice.

So the kind of shoes I wear a runner don't say anything about my personal taste. I usually don't like the way my running shoes look at all. But I feel it's more important I can run without problems than looking good : )

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  1. I wear asics as well. I don't like the way they look but I work out at home so nobody is seeing me anyways. I work out 5 days a week for 45 minutes (Beachbody workouts) and I always switch out my shoes when my knees start to hurt. I like where you say your body tells you it is time. I believe that as well. I always wondered how long you could keep your shoes until you change them out. It is really tough for me b/c they are still brand new on the outside. But then I feel bad selling them because there is absolutely no support left in them at all when I am through with them.

  2. I don't run, but I cycle, and I always HATE the way my cycling shoes look...but they keep me safe, so that's really all that matters! #FridayFrivolity