With Spring well into full flow and runners starting to review their clothing and footwear for the Spring time it is a good opportunity to review whether you need new footwear and what is on the market.
Do I need new footwear?
Of course these days the view might be that I want the latest style, trend or colour in my footwear but what about whether your footwear needs replacing due to wear and tear? How do I know if my footwear need replacing? Of course a quick inspection can determine that your footwear needs replacing plus also reveal your foot type by the wear on the surface areas. It also depends on how often you run, whether you run in the same footwear constantly etc. If you log your training and review the kilometres as a rule, when you start approaching 500-800 kilometres (300-500 miles) on your footwear, begin breaking in a new pair and rotate the two for a few weeks. We covered some tips for checking your footwear and table with the 800 kilometre guideline in our post Are you your feet’s worst enemy?