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Simple distance guide for new shoes?

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Dec 2020
11:07pm, 3 Dec 2020
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It probably gets the average wear of my shoes about right. But as that is comprised of many pairs with a fair bit less and a few with a good bit more, it is pretty much completely inaccurate for any given pair of shoes.
Dec 2020
11:12pm, 3 Dec 2020
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Mine says under 409 miles. I used to get 2000 out of Mizuno Wave Inspires but they make successive models fall apart much sooner now.
Dec 2020
8:37am, 4 Dec 2020
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So according to that formula my training this year should have got me through over 6 pairs of shoes! Thank goodness it's a shoe salesman BS. I'd be bankrupt if it was correct.

I don't track my shoe mileage and do have 'specialist' shoes for the fells etc. but at least 75% of my 6000k+ of running has been done in a couple of pairs of shoes that are still going strong, looking a little battered but absolutely fine. The only issue now it's getting a little more slippy underfoot is that one pair are a bit lacking in tread but that just encourages me to make sure my running is balanced.
Dec 2020
10:19am, 4 Dec 2020
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SteveC amid the winters snow
For me, when the tread of a pair of trail shoes has worn down so much that they are no longer in the niche I bought them for, it is time to replace them. I could move them to another niche but they are already filled by other pairs in my extensive collection ;)
Dec 2020
6:52pm, 9 Dec 2020
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It depends - EVA is light but looses it's shape on the run and can take 24 hours to recover - thats one reason why some daily runners rotate pairs of the same shoe.

However newer pbx / tpu foams do not deform on the run, so can be used daily and should last longer provided the upper holds together. Examples like adidas boost, Nike react foam etc. A higher initial cost might be more value per mile.

For how I run, EVA tends to give up at about 500 miles. I run in react foam at the moment and don't have enough experience with it yet (at about 350 miles) but I wouldn't be surprised if they still feel good over 1000 miles.

I'm not brand loyal for shoes but don't think I can go back to EVA - at least not at the high prices shoes seem to have climbed to.
Dec 2020
6:58pm, 9 Dec 2020
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I'm also in the camp of wear them until they fall apart. Now into buying used ones on Ebay, need to research more into the really good ones, but think if most follow manufacturer guidelines and then try sell them on, there are bargains to be had

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