How long do your running shoes last?

New Zealand
August 7, 2009 9:07pm CST
How long do your running shoes and soles last before you replace them? Mine last around 5 months on average as I run daily (with a day off or two a week).
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@sameroad (3181)
• United States
8 Aug 09
my running shoes don't last long. the ones i have no i've only had for about two months and they are now starting to wear out...but they are cheap ones. all my other running shoes would last me about 5-8 months. I walk/run daily and i walk more then once a day. i wear my shoes out fast.
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• New Zealand
8 Aug 09
All mine are nike and last 4-5 1/2 months. However I only wear them for exercising and not walking or for casual wear. Thanks for answering, by the way great avatar idea.
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@Pigglies (9340)
• United States
8 Aug 09
Have you tried any cheap shoes that are good on trails? I need to get some cheap trail shoes. I was wondering if they cause more blisters and foot pain, or if they only wear out faster? If they just wear out faster, that is okay with me because I don't need trail shoes very often yet. But sometimes I would like to go on trail runs and currently neither of my pairs of running shoes are well suited for that, at least not with rocks on the trail.
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@Pigglies (9340)
• United States
8 Aug 09
So far I've had my Nike running shoes for over two months and they still look brand new. I've run far less in my Vibram Five Fingers, and they are already looking a bit worn. But still have a lot of life left in them for sure! I run 3 days a week now. But when I started out I only did one day a week, then two days a week. So the shoes haven't been put through that much yet.
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• New Zealand
9 Aug 09
Thanks for responding. Good job running 3 days a week. Im sure your seeing and feeling the benifits. Nike shoes do wear well I've found.
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@landi927 (657)
• China
8 Aug 09
Mine has been using for more than two years!HA HA..To be frankly, I am a very lazy runner.I run may be one or two times per week.
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• New Zealand
8 Aug 09
Thanks for responding. Keep up the good work, running once or twice a week still has lots of health benifits! :-)
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@Idlewild (6106)
• United States
1 Jan 10
I think I read in a running magazine or Web site that running shoes should last around 300 miles (after which the cushioning is worn out, or something like that). Of course it depends on how heavy a runner is, if they strike the pavement with a particular part of their foot that causes the shoe to wear away in one area quickly, etc. I try to use 300 miles as a guideline (if I can remember).
@syndibee (799)
• United States
12 Aug 09
I've just started running about 3 months ago. I run 3 days a week for an average of 11 miles per week. I have nike free's and they still look brand new, of course they only have about 100-120 miles on them so far. I'm starting to run barefoot. Once that transition is complete my "shoes" will last forever.