But seriously, I am so guilty of out running the lifespan of my kicks because they can be just so darn expensive!
One of the best indicators to find out when it’s time to buy a new pair is your body.
I notice personally that when I start having hip pains, it’s high time to buy a new pair of shoes.
If you are experiencing any nagging pain, or injuring yourself more than usual, it’s likely time to buy a new pair of running shoes.
Here are a few of my favorite places to buy new running shoes:
If you’re willing to spend the big bucks, Road Runner has really helpful staff and they have a great return policy. If you’re part of the Road Runner VIP club, you can take back your shoes within 90 days, no matter how much you’ve ran in them! I have used the crap out of that policy to find my perfect pair of running shoes. Also, being part of the club gives you a discount on all shoes.
Local Discount Stores
Tj Maxx, Marshalls and outlet stores like Nike or Adidas all have killer deals on new kicks. This is a great place to go if you’re strapped for cash. To get the best pair, go for a little jog in the store to test how they feel. You may look slightly ridiculous but it’s totally worth it to get the best pair for a good deal.
Local running stores
Check out Yelp for some good recommendations on local running shoe stores. A lot of places hire really qualified people who will have you run to find out whether or not you need correction. I have purchased some awesome shoes this way and it’s a good way to support your local community.
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