How many miles have you logged in your current running shoes?
If you’ve been tracking your mileage with your technical devices, then chances are you’ll have a rough idea how many miles you have on your shoes (assuming you’ve been wearing the same shoes for training, walking, running, etc.). If you’re not currently keeping track of your shoe mileage, please start today. (See below for how to track mileage on your shoes.)
|How to track your shoe mileage with Garmin|
If you own a GPS watch such as a Garmin Forerunner, you can track your shoe mileage on Garmin Connect. Login (or create an account) on https://connect.garmin.com/ In the menu, select “Gear” Near the top right corner, select “+ Add Gear” Check mileage anytime on Garmin Connect under “Gear.” Garmin will send you an email when your shoes have reached their max mileage.
- Login (or create an account) on https://www.strava.com/
- In the upper right corner, click the down arrow next to your profile picture.
- Click “Settings”
- Click “My Gear” in the menu on the left side of the page.
- Near the top right corner, select “Add Running Shoes”
- After adding your shoe information, click “Save.”
Other ways to know it’s time for a new pair of running shoes:
- Worn out soles or holes in your shoes
- Feel some soreness or aches / pain
- Cushion is flat
- Uneven soles (over pronation) causing you to overcompensate on your gait, form, foot landing, etc.
If you need new running shoes during this global pandemic, here are a few tips on buying running shoes while maintaining social distancing.
- Our local running stores are now offering virtual fittings, curbside service and/or free shipping with a minimum purchase amount. If you need running gear, but have any safety concerns, please call your local running store and ask if they will bring your purchased items to your car (#curbsideservice). Local running stores thrive on personal service to build a loyal customer base. #ShopLocal #SafetyFirst
- If you have already been fitted and need running shoes that fit your budget, search the web for last year’s model shoes. For example, if the Saucony Kinvara 11 is the current model, then shop for the Kinvara 10 on sites such as Running Warehouse, Amazon, Dick’s, RoadRunnerSports, Olympia Sports, and more. You can also try to combine online deals with promo codes found on RetailMeNot. Woot (owned by Amazon) also provides a selection of discounted shoes. #BudgetRunningShoes