Podiatrists recommend replacing running shoes regularly to reduce your risk of injuries. Over time, the cushioning and support of a high-quality running shoe will degrade. Unfortunately, many runners replace their shoes too late. The frequency at which you should get new shoes depends on how many miles you typically run each week and the starting quality of your shoes. Generally, aim for a new pair of shoes every 300 to 500 miles. If you aren’t sure what your particular needs are, ask your foot doctor for guidance.
He or she may advise you to consider whether you’re experiencing any new aches and pains. This could be a sign that your shoes are no longer giving you the proper support and may be compromising your foot health. You could also press your thumb into the midsole area of the shoe. If it feels hard and unyielding, rather than comfortable and cushioning, then it’s time to get some new shoes.
Athletes and non-athletes alike can turn to a foot doctor in Whitestone for expert guidance. Call Family Foot Center at (718) 767-5555 and let us know how we can help you.