“I’m Running St. Jude. When Should I Buy New Shoes?”

24 10 2013

10 miler 2This is a common question we get around the shop this time of year. With many of you training for St. Jude Marathon weekend, we thought we’d share a few tips on when to purchase your race day shoes.

Typically, running shoes last between 300-400 miles. You don’t want to run a race on a brand-new pair of shoes (think buying them at the expo the day before), but you also don’t want to attempt 13.1 or 26.2 miles on a pair that’s at the end of its life. For St. Jude, we recommend purchasing race day shoes around the beginning of November, putting about 50 or so miles on them, and then running the race in the newer pair. This will give you ample time to break them in and make sure you don’t have any issues with them while also keeping them new enough for race day.


Any other tips on when to get a fresh pair of kicks? Or if you have any questions, let us know!



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