Worn Out Running Shoes can Cost You
Athletes aren't the only ones getting a workout during this 10-k road race. So are their running shoes.Â Â Â
"Very often, by the time you see excessive wear on your shoe, you've worn the shoes 100 or 200 miles too long," said Dr. Perry Julien, a Podiatrist.
Dr. Julien recommends keeping track of the mileage on your sneakers. They're only meant to be used up to 500 miles.Â Â
"Letting a shoe go past its lifespan can lead to injuries," said Dr. Julien. Â Â
That's what happened to Julie Beverly. Running 20 miles a week has taken a toll on her old shoes and her body.Â Â Â
"The ones i had are old and worn out and they turned in and actually they were making the back of my ankle hurt," said Julie Beverly, a runner. Â Â
Experts argue the single most important way to keep your feet healthyÂ is to buy shoes that fit your foot size and type and your style of running.Â Â Â
"When you combine those two elements, function, appropriateness with comfort, then hopefully you're on the right track for successful running and happy feet," said Gregory Sheats, a running shoe salesman.Â Â Â
Happy feet and hopefully an easier work out.Â
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