Sadly think it's time to replace one of my pairs of running shoes... realised I've probably done about 400 miles in them, and my shins have started hurting. Last time that happened, I bought a new pair of shoes and the problem disappeared.
Two questions -
1) Why don't my shoes seem to last very long? I guess I take a far greater number of steps in 400 miles than the average runner, being just under 5'4" female, but I'm not THAT heavy, at about 57kg (about 8.75 stone). I thought you were supposed to change shoes every 500m or 6 months - I've only had these for 4 months, and I've been alternating them...
2) Any advice on what to go for next? I have two pairs of Mizuno Wave Rider VIs, which are fab, really supportive and great in races. Only thing is I find them a little hard if I'm running just on roads for any period of time. I bought the Asics Nimbus IV four months ago, and they seem to have more cushioning, but I find my foot rolls more when I'm running on a camber (which happens a lot of the time as 85% of my running is on roads). The Asics are the ones that have just died on me, one of the Mizunos has got about 75-100m left, and the other pair's only done about 100m.
I'd be happy enough to buy another pair of Nimbus, but as they've been upgraded to Nimbus Vs anyway, I wondered if it was an opportunity to try something else - was looking at Cumulus, and Wave Creations in particular. Any advice? These are for road/general conditions - I've got some NB off-roads for non-road running, so cushioning is the most important thing for the new shoes.
Not particularly bothered about price -guess I'd be looking around £80-£110. I've been getting away with paying £30 for my Mizunos, as they overordered my size, so I'm under-budget at the moment on shoes!
Thanks for your help...