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so...I just realized that I must have a very bad running style....look at the difference of the two shoes (Brooks Trance 7) in the back...I think I must run with my left foot landing at an angle, while my right foot has a fairly straight heel-toe strike. Is this bad? Do I need to do something about it? Or did I just wear my shoes too long? I think they're right about 450 miles. <b>What should I do?</b><br><br><img alt="" src="http://a761.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/23/l_eaa6a5af05ae3c988afa5f58c2540900.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br><img alt="" src="http://a55.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/68/l_eed3c7784ff92211cd1eebd07de344a6.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br><img alt="" src="http://a324.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/75/l_3dc128ae12982a2259075d695f69b2eb.jpg" style="border:0px solid;">
 

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take them to your local running store and have them fit you with a more proper shoe for your foot strike <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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Thanks merigayle...I was fitted for these shoes after they had me run on a treadmill, video taped my strike , etc. AND the thing is - I love these shoes! But should I change shoes due to possible injury or do I only need to switch shoes if my feet hurt? Thanks!
 

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If they are the "right" shoe then you'll probably have to replace them sooner to mitigate future injury. That's a pain in the wallet but better than a pain in the foot or knee. A shoe that lasts longer will likely not feel as nice.
 

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Yeah, those are certainly screaming to be replaced.<br><br>
Get some new ones and quit running on the belt sander.
 

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That looks like some pretty extreme wear, but it would be hasty to conclude that the shoes aren't proper for your gait. You should replace them long before they look that ragged, but almost everyone lands on the outer heel to some extent.
 

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Short answer...YES! Get yourself another pair. I don't see anything in the wear pattern that suggests these are the wrong shoes for you.<br><br>
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sweet...I'm going to conclude I just wore them too long. I just ordered a new pair, and they should be here by the end of the week! It must be true that Brooks wears out faster - 400 miles has usually been fine for me with my other shoes...but these have felt the best by far!<br><br>
As far as my left foot is concerned...it definitely "hurts" more after a long run than my left, and I walk around with an exaggerated angle - so there must be something about that - but by the next day I'm fine, and it never affects me other than wear on my shoe...hmmm
 

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yeah, my Brooks last 300 miles on average. I just buy new ones every 6 weeks or so. It sucks, but worth it in the long run. Also, if you run the same route, the camber in the road may affect the wear as well. I try to vary my routes as well as reverse directions.
 
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