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How much mileage do you get out of shoes

  • 200 miles

    Votes: 8 6.6%
  • 300 miles

    Votes: 48 39.3%
  • 400 miles

    Votes: 32 26.2%
  • 500 or more

    Votes: 34 27.9%
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I wore my 1977 Nike waffles around the Hayward Field track for a warm up before the inaugural Eugene Marathon in April and took my blue Brooks Vantage from 1980 to the Capital City Marathon in May.<br><br>
However, I ran both races barefoot as I haven't purchased a pair of running shoes since 1999 and, counting the waffles and vantage, have only needed six running shoes in thirty years and nearly 100 marathons.<br><br>
If I need shoes on rough chipseal, etc. pavements or rocky trails, I wear thongs, aquasocks or other thin-soled footwear recommended to avoid twisting ankles and exacerbating an old knee injury from 1990 that got me running barefoot in the first place to strengthen foot, ankle, knee and calf muscles.
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