So there’s a couple of things you can skimp on in regards to your workout attire. If you’re outerwear is good quality then it can take a beating and will last a few seasons but when it comes to your workout shoes, then this is another issue. Seriously, it comes down the shoes that make the outfit .. in this case gym envy workout shoes!
It’s recommended that we update and invest in a new pair of runners every 400-600km’s but this of course will vary in accordance to the type of materials they are made of plus the surfaces that your succumbing your shoes to. For instance, a minimalist shoe with not a lot of support or durability will not last as long as a shoe with a lot of underfoot materials.
To give you an idea of when its time to change your gym shoes is when you feel a kind of ‘flatness’ or lack of response. Remember the feeling when you were wearing in a new pair of shoes? It’s that feeling that can disappear over time as the midsole breaks down becomes compressed. And this is where injuries from repetitive foot strikes can form. Another way to check if your shoes are past their use by date is to look at the outersole. Has it lost it’s tread and looking more like a bald tire? Time to update the treads….
Luckily we are spoilt for choice these days with so many gym shoes on the market tailored for different activities. From crossfit to gym circuits and distance running there is an awesome variety of colours and styles to best fit your footstrike. I highly recommend having your feet fitted with orthotics each year as this will also help with injury prevention plus your podiatrist will give you an idea of what to look for in a shoe.
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