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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%

Shoe mileage poll

6653 Views 64 Replies 49 Participants Last post by  corrade
I know this has been asked ad nauseum, but I'm curious. How long do your shoes usually last (mileage wise)? Mine don't seem to do very well past about 200 miles. I realize that I'm not graceful and I'm sure my form is terrible. Does my size affect it? I'm 5'7 and about 142 or so, which I think is about average. I wear cushioned shoes if that matters.<br><br>
What kind of mileage do you get?
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I start thinking about getting new ones at 300 miles. Since I alternate shoes, I'll get new ones and wear the old ones occassionally until I get close to 400. Both pairs are getting up there now. 331 and 294. Looks like I need two pairs. When I got hurt I started back with 2 new pairs. Usually there's more of a difference between the two pairs. My racing/fast trainers have 182 miles on them. I usually replace them by 250 since they aren't as durable.
6'1 ~150 here<br><br>
I get about 500-550 out of most of my shoes, sometimes closer to 600. I wear Mizuno Wave Riders, Asics GEL Landreths (Landreths are usually on the lower end of the spectrum), and Asics GEL Cumulus.
I'm 6'2" 205# and wear either Brooks Adrenaline or Asics Kayano - I rotate 'em and usually wear my Brooks on long runs (they're a bit lighter).<br>
I get ~275 miles from either brand - then I notice my knees tend to get a tad sore. Since I have a history of bumb knees, I don't give it a chance to manifest itself into anything more serious. Would love to get more miles and save some $cake$, but I prefer running on healthy knees.<br>
Good info out there - thanks.
I'm pretty religious about not running in my shoes once they hit 300 miles. Unfortunately, doing 50-60 miles a week, this isn't cheap.
Keith - That is why I have stuck with the same shoe series - When last years model goes on super cheap clearance - I buy 8 pair. I run @ 5000 a year - I got 8 pair last September and I just put the last 2 into service (I rotate 4 pair at a time) - I should be good through December.
I've been going about 350 miles on my Brooks Adrenalines, but I know that's too long. The recent models seem to be wearing out quicker (or at least, my legs seem to be getting sore quicker in the new models)
I get a new pair well past the 300 mile mark, but that's because my husband cringes when he sees how much they have cost me. I wear Brooks Glycerins and can feel how much they are worn by how my legs feel. My legs were wrecked for weeks before I finally broke down and bought a new pair. They were very close to 400 miles. Maybe 375 miles. Not very smart...but oh well...
I get about 400 miles on my Brooks Adrenalines<br><br>
70% asphalt, 30% trail running
Brooks Adrenelines seem to work best for me, both trail & road models. I get around 350 miles on a pair before the knees start complaining. I also like Saucony Grid Omni for trail as well and just got a pair of Hardrocks which I'm using on more technical trails.<br>
I used to use Aasic's 2080's (which were good) but the 2090-2100 on up, went to hell as far as I'm concerned. 5'9" 155 lbs. I also make a point out of trying to run a few miles barefoot every week also.
I get 400+ miles out of my New Balance. I am a neutral runner. I'm 4'11" and weigh 110.
i've been wearing this series since the 2080's; i get between 490-510 miles on my 2110s, like clockwork, before they feel flat. 5'11" 160 lbs<br><br>
i tried a pair of 2120s in january... they felt too hard. my ankle and hip gave me troubles. now the 2120s are still sitting in the box, after just 35 miles. i just bought 4 pairs of 2110s off the web, and two weekends ago i did a 17 miler on a new pair fresh out of the box, no troubles. somebody designed that model for me<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
Me too.
Mine shoes last between 350 and 400 miles. I am 6 ft and about 190 pounds so I have a tendency to beat them up.
I am 6'2" and down to 197 (+ - a few). I've noticed that I have started getting more mileage out of my shoes after:<br><br>
1. getting lighter (I was 250+ when I started running)<br>
2. getting faster (less footsteps per mile)<br>
3. getting shoes that fit me better.<br><br>
I was using Reebok Road Premier something or other, then Asics 2010 (iirc). Both of them felt fine, but between 200-250 I developed severe foot pain rather suddenly and it went away with new shoes.<br><br>
Tried a different running store and they pointed out how my wide feet roll over the edge of the sole when running and found the Brooks Adrenaline for me. Over 300 before I started to feel my legs more than usual. I had a foot evaluation and they recommended the Brooks Addiction for more durability. The running store said the Beast were in between the Addiction and the Adrenaline so I tried them. I can't wait for them to wear out, because they feel heavy and have never felt right. No pain, but they don't feel right. Also, I've started to feel some Achilles (I think) tightness when I run with them. I think I'll stick with the Adrenalines and hope the new ones (seven?) are not much different from the ones I have had so far (SIX).<br><br>
Short answer to the survey question, I'm happy if I get 300+ out of a pair.
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That's not necessarily good. Optimally, you should be doing about 180 bpm when running - at least that's what Jack Daniels says. The slower your stride rate, the more time you're spending in the air, the harder the impact when you come down, etc.
Well, it seems my stride rate hasn't changed much and is right around 180 or so. It seems like my stride is getting me further since it feels like my pace is more efficient and smoother. But who knows, I'm still very new at this (running for only 2 years).
I wear New Balance. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="" style="border:0px solid;" title="scratch"> can't remember the model. I'm around 150-160 at 5'9 and do 99% pavement.<br><br>
My shoes last me 500-600 miles, but this is the first pair of this brand and model.
I'm a Brooks GTS wearer (GTS 4, GTS 5, GTS 7) - I've almost forgiven them for the terrible error that was the GTS 6...<br><br>
I can't get anymore than 400 miles out of my shoes
Funny as I've heard people complain about 7 after being happy with everything before then. I am nervous as I have loved my 6's and tried Beast's but am not happy with them and may retire them early as I am developing a pain at the back of my ankle, but only when I run with the Beast. They are at about 190 now, my newest Adrenaline GTS-6's are still under 100 and I just retired another pair of Adrenaline's at about 330 or so.
6'2 168- 1,025 miles, I am going to buy a new pair next week. I always get 800 plus miles.
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