Plantar Fasciitis – Shoe Cycling
When should you get new running shoes to help prevent injuries?
One of the questions that we often get is “when should I get new running shoes?” This is dependent on many factors such as shoe type, training surface, and what your foot striking pattern is while running (heel strikers will most likely have to cycle through shoes more frequently due to a faster degeneration of the shock absorption built within the shoe).
However, in general, there are two mileage numbers dependent on the type of shoe you run in:
1. If you wear a more supportive type of shoe, you should look into obtaining a new pair every 300-500 miles
2. If you wear a minimalistic type of shoe, you should look into obtaining a new pair every 200-400 miles
By cycling through shoes in these appropriate time frames, you are ensuring proper shock absorbency while running and avoid placing unnecessary stress to the bottom of your foot. This will potentially prevent conditions such as plantar fasciitis from occurring!
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