Bonnie Stein, a racing coach in Redington Shores, FL says that "Walkers wear their shoes way too long. They'll show me their soles and and 'See, my shoes still have treads.' But well before your treads wear, your midsole shock absorbers die." At that point, you might as well be walking barefoot.
Here are a couple tips to help you determine when it's time to buy a new pair of shoes:
- If you walk 45 minutes to an hour three times a week, replace shoes after 5 months.
- If you walk 45 minutes to an hour four times a week, replace shoes after 4 months.
- If you walk 45 minutes to an hour five times a week, replace shoes after 3 months.
Can't remember when you last purchased shoes? Get a new pair soon and write the purchase date on the instep so you'll remember.
If you believe have a foot problem and do not currently see a podiatrist, call one of our six locations to make an appointment.
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