Maintaining your running shoes significantly determines their lifespan! Take a look at our guide for 7 simple steps to do so.
As a runner, running shoes are of utmost importance!
Although shoes don’t last forever, making them last longer is simple with the proper care.
Here are a few tips on how you can extend the lifespan of your running shoes.
It is not necessary to always deep clean your shoes.
However, if you absolutely must wash your shoes and don’t want to do it by hand, the washing machine is permissible only if you do it by cold wash.
Hot temperatures can damage the glue that is used to hold shoes together and will shorten their lifespan.
After your run try to store your shoes in a well-ventilated and cool place below room temperature.
Do not stuff your shoes in shoe bags or shoe cabinets as this will prevent airing of odours from the shoes.
Running shoes should be replaced every 400-500km depending on factors like your weight, stride pattern and how durable the shoes are.
Tracking your distances may seem troublesome, but if you keep training records on hand you can tally your distances by week or month to replace your shoes.
Even simpler - you can check if the outsole is being worn out and if your midsole cushion is being compressed.
If they are, it's time to get a new pair of shoes!