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I have been thinking about getting new running shoes for a while but from what I have read, I should still have some life in the ones that I own. Generally, you should replace your running shoes every 300 to 400 miles. In that case, I should only replace my shoes once a year? I did a little research online and the wise Internet told me that you should rotate a new pair of shoes in with the old ones to determine when you need to replace the old ones. Apparently, when the new ones start feeling better than the old ones then it's time to throw the old ones out. There is a also a twist test to determine when the midsole of your shoe has lost its support?
I'm also a little confused on the weight issue. They say that overweight runners will need to replace their shoes more often. How do my shoes know if I am overweight? If it's just heavier people that have to change their shoes more often? Since men generally weigh more than their female counterparts, should men change their shoes more often? Are men's shoes typically able to withstand more pavement pounding? Maybe men's shoes are a better investment for the overweight female runner?
How do you know when you need to get new running shoes?
Do you wear men's running shoes?