Is it time to change your sneakers?
Compare new shoes with old ones. Trying on an old pair of shoes immediately before trying on a new pair gives runners a direct comparison of which feels better. Once an old pair of shoes stops feeling comfortable, it may be time to change it out.
While many runners these days hit the road barefoot or in minimalist shoes with almost no cushioning at all, those athletes who opt for cushioned shoes would do well to remember that the cushion can only last for so long. Replacing shoes regularly should help keep runners comfortable and healthy for the long haul.