500 Miles

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Do you remember the popular song by the Proclaimers, I’m Gonna Be (500 miles)? While this song isn’t about shoes, it might be just what you need to remember the maximum mileage you should put on running shoes.

You should be changing your running shoes every 300-500 miles. If you’re someone who runs approximately 3-5 miles per day, this would be about every six months. While there are many variables in place that will determine your specific needs, the 500 miles guideline is a safe estimate for most individuals. Of course if you’re training for a marathon or are running more than 20 miles a week you will acquire 500 miles long before the six-month mark.

Wearing the right shoe is very important and can impact your exercise experience. When was the last time you replaced your running shoes?