If you're unsure whether or not your own sneakers need replacing, we've got you covered. podiatrist Miguel Cunha, DPM, founder of Gotham Footcare said that "good" shoes are designed to last for 300 to 400 miles. So, he advised they'll need to be replaced every six months if you're running in them and every 10 months if you're walking. He recommends taking note of the date every time you buy a new pair.
|Dr. Miguel Cunha
Another way you can check on your running shoes is by twisting them, Dr. Cunha explained. They should be firm, so "make sure they can't bend when you attempt to twist them." Also, if the soles are worn down and your shoes don't feel as comfortable as a new pair, those are signs that they should be replaced. "It doesn't matter if they still look new," Dr. Cunha said. "If the support has been worn out, you're at a much higher risk of injury." You can develop foot pain or shin splints as well.
Source: Samantha Brodsky, MSN.com [3/4/19]
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
Brought to you by Doctor John A. Hardy, owner of Toronto's foot clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics.