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3/12/13 3:57 P

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I always heard at least 250 and was never able to get much more out of my Asics. I complained and got another pair for free, but pain started around 100 miles again. After some research I found out that it was a stability shoe and it was mentioned they break down sooner. Not sure on that, that is just what I heard.

I then got a pair of Saucony's and didn't get much more than 150 on those either.

I currently have a pair of Ghosts with 195 (my highest woo hoo) however they are over a year old. I read an article that they said on average 300 miles or 6 months. hmmm guess they dry out sitting??

I'll keep pounding on the Ghosts till I get pain and swap out to another. I put about 25 miles a month on my shoes the last year but plan an ramping up closer to 45-50 this year. So much like my body better with more miles running!





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3/10/13 9:51 A

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Well, I bought new shoes yesterday. I found the local running store & they had my Brooks Adrenaline (even though the Brooks site said the closest place to sell them is 90 minutes away from me; I'm not going to complain!). I thought my now "old" pair felt fine on my feet but putting the new pair on felt like a little slice of heaven emoticon

I was a little worried about switching brands or styles this close to my full next month, and the HM next weekend and am glad I don't have to.

This time I'll keep a closer eye on my mileage and be prepared ahead of time for the replacements. I'm glad to see that many of you have about the same result with your shoes, I thought it was just me.

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3/10/13 8:39 A

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By about 250-300 I have no sole left, even fell once on ice at least partly because of it. I don't think your experiences are unusual at all.

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3/9/13 10:19 P

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At 300 miles I turn mine into walkers. When they wear out walking, they become mowers. I have lots over very expensive green shoes in my garage.

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3/9/13 9:52 P

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I can see why physical therapists would say that, LOL, as long as people wear running shoes with lots of heel, mid-foot support and cushioning, in other words shoes that are a lot like a cast for a broken bone, they will stay in business because many of the smaller muscles in the foot will atrophy. As you can read in "Born to Run", chapter 25, running shoes get less harmful to your feet as they get thinner and worn out and shoes without any cushion, heel or midfoot support are healthiest, especially for people with flat arches. People who run barefoot or almost barefoot very rarely get running injuries like runner's knee, plantar fasciitis or IT band issues because their body can work the way it was designed to work.
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3/9/13 7:31 P

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I'm small and have been told I can get 500 or so miles out of them, but my PT told me to replace them sooner, too! And I listen to him :)

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3/9/13 1:29 P

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My physical therapist has "ordered" me to replace mine every 300-350 miles. lol I was going 500 and he said it's too much for most shoes. So I don't think your experience is out of the ordinary.

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3/9/13 8:16 A

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I've always been told to expect around 300 miles (I run primarily on asphalt/concrete). I do understand your frustration. My income simply cannot absorb $150 x4 per year for shoes. I have had some luck once I find a style/size I like, going on an extensive web search for the EXACT make/model/year of shoe of clearance/discount. Sometimes especially when they are a year or two out.

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3/9/13 2:14 A

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I did use the orthotics in the Mizunos that lasted 300-350 miles, but an extra 50 miles life overall doesn't seem like much. Visually all the shoes still looked good, I could just feel it in my feet & knees. Most of my running now is on asphalt/concrete type surfaces, although in the past I also put in a lot of miles on the track and a treadmill and still ended up with the same result.

I guess I'm just frustrated that I'm not getting the mileage I thought I *should*. Today I'm going to try to get a new pair of shoes, which should be interesting. They don't have my brands here where I live now and I don't want to drive for 90 minutes just to get to a store that is supposed to carry them. Plus my French isn't up to a detailed technical discussion of gait & shoe construction; I can just about manage "I need new shoes." (I live in the NE of France).

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3/8/13 5:41 P

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I think that there are a lot a variables....from how much you weigh to the kind of surfaces you run on to rotation of shoes to wearing or replacing the insoles of your shoes. The only thing that seems to have really helped prolong the life of my shoes has been to buy a quality (though not insanely expensive), usually around 19-20 dollar pair of insoles to replace the factory ones and then change them out every 100 or so miles. Made two pairs of Asics go for over 400 miles compared to my usual 250-300.


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3/8/13 5:35 P

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My minimalist shoes have lasted at least 1000 miles, both Vibrams and Merrell Pace Glove and VivoBarefoot. Even my cheapest water shoes for $15.00 usually last 300-500 miles. I guess there is no padding and support materials to wear down, LOL.

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I just bought a new pair of shoes. I'm heavy and I'm sure that affects the lifespan of my shoes, so take that into consideration. When I started endurance walking, then run/walk, I wore Rykas. Those shoes barely lasted 200 miles before the heel cushion was blowing out and rubber treads were falling off. I then had a pair of New Balance that lasted about 300 miles. Lately, I've been wearing Brooks Trance. My oldest pair has just been retired at 330 miles. I prob should have done it at 300. When I was fitted for my new pair of Asics, the sales person informed me that different shoes have different expected lifespans. The New Balance I had was rated for 300 miles. The Trance and Asics I just recently bought are rated for 500 miles. That's been my experience. I doubt I'll ever get 500 miles out of a pair of shoes. I think everyone needs to pay attention to how they are feeling and replace shoes as needed.

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I keep hearing that shoes *should* last for 500 miles.

The most I've ever gotten is 350 and that was with pushing them 50 miles past when I started having foot & knee pain. The norm for me seems to be 250 miles before my knees and/or feet start to hurt. As soon as I replace the shoes I'm good for another 250 miles. So I don't think it is a budding injury but rather the shoes that causes the pain.

So could I be doing something *wrong* that is causing my shoes to only last half the distance they are *supposed* to last? Could it be I'm not really in the right shoe (although I have been fitted for every one the sales guys have never put me on the treadmill to analyze my running gait, only watched me walk a few steps in the store) and that is why my shoes don't last?

For the record I've run in a Brooks Adrenaline (2 pairs) and a Mizuno Inspire (2 pairs) and have not seen any real difference in how long they last. Although with the Mizuno I had to wear an orthotic b/c of ball of foot pain which I do not wear in the Brooks. Maybe I don't really need a stability shoe and should be in a neutrol (or maybe one with more control)?


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