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Twist Test: Are Your Running Shoes Dead

My friends at geeksugar just posted about StrideKick a groovy little device that tells you how many miles you have run in your shoes so you know when to get new running sneaks
. You should get new shoes every 350-550 miles depending on your running style, body weight, and the surface on which you run.

But alas, the StrideKick is still in the prototype phase and won't be on the streets for awhile. So how do you know when you should get new shoes? Here are a couple of simple tips:

  • Write the date of purchase with indelible ink on the inside tongue of the shoe. This way you will know when you started using them and do some general math based on your weekly mileage.
  • Try the twist test. If you can easily twist your shoe your mid soles are worn out and it is time for new shoes.

Fit's Tip: Listen to your body, if your feet, knees or shins are hurting after a run you should probably get some new running sneaks.

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