Do you wear your retired shoes?

United States
April 27, 2011 10:39am CST
I only have one pair so far - I retired my first pair of Brooks at about 650 miles. I won't take my next pair that far though. I have some Nike's but they started hurting my feet so I pulled my retired Brooks out while I was waiting for my new ones to come in the mail. I thought about wearing them around for everyday - what do you do with your retired running shoes?
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@mythociate (15179)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
27 Apr 11
I don't think running-shoes ever retire; maybe you put the running-shoes away somewhere where you don't think about them and you forget that you have them, but (as long as they aren't 'broken,' when keeping them would make you a hoarder ) they're still just "resting while the young`uns take care of this next run!
• United States
27 Apr 11
They do eventually "break down" but I don't know what to do with them after that. They can hurt your feet to wear them and they are certainly not in any shape to share after 650 miles!
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@mythociate (15179)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
28 Apr 11
That's about the time to see what microbiological purpose they serve! (insecticide, fertilizer, astroturf etc. )
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@louievill (18348)
• Philippines
27 Apr 11
Hi friend retired shoes i believe should never be worn if it hurts because it might do more harm than good from the benefit of exercise. Funny but in our country, there are really good shoe repair people who can bring back the functionality as well as beauty of a good shoe from resoling to recoloring. Guess we adopted because of the high price of original good quality shoes. Again I think that depends on your preferences as well as budget.
• United States
27 Apr 11
We can find shoemakers who can resole our nice shoes, but I don't think they do tennis shoes! I'll have to look into it though! thanx
@louievill (18348)
• Philippines
27 Apr 11
Oh in the Philippines they resole anything including rubber shoes because they have ready made generic soles that they can stitch on and labor is cheap here, they do a good job for a few pesos, less expensive than buying a new pair of original branded shoes, good for extending shoe life of expensive shoes.
@KrauseHome (35026)
• United States
12 Jun 11
Well, I have never been one to be able to run, even when I was younger. I have owned a couple of good pairs of nike's and reeboks that I used for walking, and such. I really prefer the reeboks I had over the nike's. They were more comfortable and fit a little better. I still have a pair of Nike's but prefer wearing my Crocs most of the time instead.
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• United States
12 Jun 11
I used to really like reeboks too. Then somewhere along the way I made the switch to Nike. But for running I have been a real Brooks running shoes fan.. then to save money I got Nikes last December. I think I may have to stay with Nike I'm liking their running shoes!! (hope you are feeling better today!)
@LaDeBoheme (1988)
• United States
27 Apr 11
I hike and prefer trail runners for warm weather hiking as opposed to hiking boots. When I retire them from the trail, they hit the stage. (I work as a stagehand at an outdoor venue.) Even though their internal components may have started degrading making them unsuitable for navigating rocky terrain, they're good enough for bopping around on flat surfaces. And you would be surprised at how many roadies also wear trail running/running shoes for working! ^^^ In fact, those are New Balance I am wearing in my avatar.
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• United States
27 Apr 11
That's a cool option! I have thought about some trai running - but hard to find time and areas to train! I just do regular races for now...I was wondering about retired shoes and how they can be used and not just tossed!
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• China
29 Apr 11
I have never worn the running shoe ,because I haven't had a habit of long-distance running or jogging.My custom is to get up early and have a cold bath all the year round.It is very good for my health, I feel very energetic all day and catch few cold,but It isn’t suitable to everybody and It’ll require great willpower to persevere in.