Retirement home for trainers

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Jan 2021
3:09pm, 25 Jan 2021
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Oscar the Grouch
Me too, Minardi. I am particularly hard on the heels. I once shredded a pair of Skechers Ultra... on an ultra. Tough day out that and the trainers were rejected and Skechers, despite being like slippers - in every sense come to think of it - have not been revisited.
Jan 2021
3:21pm, 25 Jan 2021
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faithfulred
The milage on my last few pairs has been:
Wave Shadow 3 - 1523 miles

Wave Shadow - 1415
Wave Sayonara 3 - 709
Wave Precision 13 - 1021

These are all relatively lightweight shoes, so that might help with longevity.
Jan 2021
3:27pm, 25 Jan 2021
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Velociraptor
I feel SO much better about my trainer collection now. It's tiny in comparison with most of those declared so far.
Jul 2021
7:24pm, 17 Jul 2021
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Snoot
Bought a new pair of trail shoes on the understanding that an old pair with holes in were being thrown out but can't bear to do that as their only small holes in the sides and the tread is ok...
Jul 2021
8:12pm, 17 Jul 2021
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LouiseRuns 🌹🇬🇧 🇪🇺
OH made me throw out one of my semi-retired pairs of trainers when I got new hiking sandals one year. Still not sure I'm happy with it...🙂
Jul 2021
8:16pm, 17 Jul 2021
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Minimag
Wow, I only retire mine when they are torn or otherwise completely unwearable, I also tend to buy bargains - so dont have a favourite brand. I think I get in excess of 1,000 miles before I consider retiring anything, I have also bought second hand running shoes (from here) that are still doing me well. Maybe I'm just lucky not to suffer from injuries etc or just possibly the recommended mileage on shoes is a manufacturers myth
Jul 2021
8:32pm, 17 Jul 2021
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Goofee
I have 36 retired and 7 active, most miles is 1264 in my first Hokas. I loved those shoes...
Jul 2021
8:48pm, 17 Jul 2021
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Oscar the Grouch
Wow. That's 3 lifetimes for my shoes!!

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