Many people need to regularly change their running shoes and they could represent quite significant expenses. In general, we need to replace our running shoes after 500 miles, but only if they have good quality. Some lower quality shoes will start to break down after 100 miles or less. If we run regularly, it is important for us to reduce the overall costs needed to purchase running shoes. This is an important fact to consider. With good shoes, we should also have less foot pain and reduced possibility of injuries. This will further reduce overall expenses and we will be able to ensure healthier feet.
The common thing to say in this situation is that we get what we pay for, although this phrase has been somewhat overused. Unfortunately, some people simply can’t afford to spend so much money on more expensive shoes. In this case, people would only be able to buy what is within their budget. We should be able to properly compare product features and make the proper choices that are best for us. We should take good care of our shoes and we need to make sure that it will be able to last much longer. Running shoes should be comfortable to use and they should be able to resist the common tear and wear.
We should check the linings to make sure that they won’t be torn too easily. When it happens, it is possible that the overall stability of our shoes will further decrease. Damaged shoes could actually increase the possibility of leg or foot injuries. If we want to make sure that our shoes are able to last longer, we shouldn’t abuse them. Before taking our shoes off, we should unlace them, so different components of our shoes won’t be strained by the yanking movements that we do every day. Shoes should also be kept dry, but it doesn’t mean that we should place them directly under the sunlight.
The best way to take care of our shoes is by air-drying it. We could crumple tissue or any material that easily absorbs moisture inside the shoes. It means that our shoes will dry much more quickly. Many people need to replace their shoes more often even if it is structurally still good. The proliferation of microorganisms and fungi inside damp shoes could cause bad odor that is difficult to remove. Many people simply choose to purchase new shoes, instead of trying to dealing with their reeking shoes. If our shoes smell quite bad, we should hand wash them and scrub any dirt from the interior or exterior.
We could use a water solution with mild antiseptic so much of the organisms inside the shoes can be eradicated. Other than stuffing paper inside the shoes to absorb moisture, we could also let hair dryer to run at low heat to blow just enough warm air into the interior of our shoes. We could let the hair dryer to remove the excess moisture for 15 minutes for each shoes.