WHEN DO YOU NEED NEW RUNNING SHOES?
While earning my master's degree in sports rehab and exercise science, teachers recommended changing running shoes every 200-300 miles that you ran. Although that information I received was probably up to par at the time, the latest research is proving otherwise. In fact, a New York Times article mentions a significant study performed on runners that showed no clear relationship between how many miles they ran in their shoes and a higher risk of injury. To quote the aformentioned article, "No one really knows" when you should retire a running shoe.
Read for yourself, and please share your thoughts on when you think you need new running shoes!