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Ran the Wirral Half last Sunday and it's now time to retire my trusty Nike Triax - you can hear the air pocket in them hissing when you walk.
I broke them in for the GNR in 2010, so a quick look at Garmin Connect reckons ~2500km of running since then. Even allowing for a few KM in my trail shoes, they must have done 2000km which isn't bad.
I have a pair I still run in regularly with over 2000 miles, but another pair I'm on the verge of chucking after only about 300. That's based entirely on comfort.
Wow! 2,000 miles from a single pair of trainers!! What make and model are they?
Mizuno Wave Inspire 6. I also have a pair of 4 with 2000 miles, but I hardly wear those any more.
Great having old threads resurrected. I just read the OP, and then found myself identifying with the first reply... before noticing it was me who wrote it!
I find myself changing shoes every 6 months, Annual mileage of about 1000 so roughly 500 miles. However, I run in Nike pegasus which can be as cheap as £50 so not exactly an expensive habit plus I can use the high mileage shoes to 'knock about' in.
I go for a fairly minimalist shoe anyway so cushioning isn't much of an issue. I use shoes until either the sole starts to wear away or the uppers are coming apart. I've always thought this 500 mile thing is just a shoe company way of getting you to buy more shoes. You should be able to tell when your shoes aren't doing the job you wear them for any more.
Just saw how old this thread is!
well I was going to post a new thread but after reading through this my questions were answered so thought I'd save forum space by not posting
I'm just reading this too...Tread on the central forefoot almost gone on my Asics Kayano at 300 miles, I'll try and keep them going to 500 miles but I just wondered if anyone noticed the soles were softer/wearing more quickly recently? These shoes are only a month old and 100 of the 300 miles were on trail so it seems a bit early to notice wear. I got 2.5 months from the last pair ...maybe I'm scuffing more or maybe the material has changed?
Crazy that my Toe nail varnish lasts longer than my trainers