Time for New Sneaks?

May 5th, 2014
by Maureen Molloy, Group Fitness Director, Personal Trainer, & Nutrition Coach

Why do experts give such a big range for the appropriate time to replace old sneaks? Every runner has a different weight and foot strike, both of which affect the cushioning of shoes in various ways (For instance, a heavier runner who runs on their heels may wear out the shoe cushioning faster than a light runner who runs on their toes.). To eliminate all those miles of guesswork, here are some quick signs that those running shoes need to be replaced:

Test #1

Try the press test. Press a thumb into the center of the shoe, where the midsole is. If the midsole feels tough and unyielding (rather than cushy with some “give”), then it may be time for a new pair.

….to be continued