At KURU, we know you love your active lifestyle. We know you do it all and then some. We know you spent time looking for the perfect walking shoe. We also know how hard it is to acknowledge that maybe it’s time to replace your old and worn-out trusty outdoor shoes that have taken you everywhere. The truth is, sometimes you don’t even notice you need to replace them until your feet tell you that you do.
So when is it time to say goodbye and part ways? Here are five signs that tell you when your shoes have given up the ghost.
6 SIGNS YOU NEED NEW SHOESMileage
They say you should change your shoes every 300 to 500 miles. Since most people don’t keep track of actual shoe mileage, that translates to about every 5-6 months of regular wear.Bottoms Up
Take a look at the sole tread patterns on the bottoms of your shoes. If the pattern is worn down, chances are your shoes are done.Achilles Heel
Examine the heels of your shoes. If they are uneven or one side looks like it’s more worn down than the other, it’s time for new outdoor shoes.Aging
Look closely at your shoes’ sides, bottoms, and soles. Do you see any wrinkles or breakdown in the fabric? This means there is a breakdown of cushioning, which leads to weak support, which means your shoes are no bueno.Do the Twist
Twist both of your shoes. If the midsole is worn out, it will bend to your will. Newer and more supportive shoes will be much stiffer, providing more support to your foot.If Pain, No Gain
Your feet are the ones that live in your shoes. They will be the deciding factor in your new shoe decision. If you are suffering from foot pain or any other aches and pains throughout your body that you think are caused by your footwear, take the hint.
Sometimes, getting two pairs of good shoes and then rotating them will make them last longer. You might pay more upfront, but you will save in the long run.
In the end, listen to what your feet and body are telling you. Your shoes can be your best friends or your worst enemies. So if you see any of these warning signs, pay attention. Make sure you are taking care of yourself by giving your feet the care and shoes they deserve!
Looking for new outdoor shoes? Let KURU help! We have comfortable shoes to fit your walking needs, and our experts would love to hear from you!