Replacing your shoe Inserts?
Running shoes need to be replaced every 500 miles or so, but what about your inserts? I use superfeet inserts for better motion control.....should they also be replaced when I replace my shoes?
you DEFINITELY don't need to replace them with new shoes. some people have custom made orthotics that cost $300 or so and they can last 5 or 10 years. If you're inserts are for arch support, they most likely have hard plastic in them which will last awhile. Even regular dr. scholls inserts or any insert for cushion wouldn't need to be replaced with every shoe because they are not hitting the ground with every step. do you need to replace your foot sole with every shoe now too? If in doubt, ask your running shoe specialist when you buy your next pair.
also...if you have been running in them and feel no soreness or pain, there is no use to change. If you continue to wear a certain model of shoes over and over and 200 miles into a pair you notice foot pain, then you can consider getting new ones. if they're holding up, you should feel no pain.
I would replace them with new shoes.
it dosent really matter, but if they are gross and dirty then you should probably replace them, or if they deflate, i would just change them.
If you get them for cushioning, then you should be willing to part with them. If they are for support and still do the job, keep them.
I disagree with the 500 mile target for shoes, however; I replaced them about every 300. My test was simple; I bought new shoes at 300 and compared them. Sometimes I would go back and forth, like wearing the old shoes in the rain, but when I could feel the difference the old shoes were gone.
Inserts last longer than shoes; maybe every two or three pairs of shoes.
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