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Is it Time for New Shoes?

Is it Time for New Shoes?

Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and Glamour.com.

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6 Comments

  1. Dina

    I agree with you about your assessment and after I started running quickly learned it wasn’t a “6-month science” like I thought it was. (My dad was a runner and changes his shoes religiously every 6 months and that worked for him, but not 100% of the time for me.)

    I did find a new cheaper way of replacing. I got fitted for sneakers and they were the first pair I ABSOLUTELY loved. So I scoured amazon until they were on sale ($50/pair) and bought 2. It’ll be about 18 months of sneakers and then I’ll get refitted. I’ve also found that telling the sales person you don’t want to spend over $100 will mean they show you ones they think are just as good for less.

    I have also found my feet swell even more in the summer so I have to be careful with shoes that fit in March and then hurt in August. That my 2 cents.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Great comment, Dina! It’s definitely different for everyone. I find that I often wear out the insides of my shoes before the outside of them.

      Buying shoes online is also a great way to save some money. I got fitted at a running store here in Portland (for free) and bought my first pair of shoes there. Then I got a gift card for another running store for Christmas and got another pair of the same shoes. Since then I’ve bought a new pair online when Brooks was offering a clearance sale on my shoes. I wish that I had bought two pairs at the time, but I couldn’t afford it. Next time!

  2. Lori

    I replace mine 2 times a year. I am really, really hard on my shoes (and socks).

    Here is a neat site that you can donate shoes to, since they still are good shoes in general – http://www.soles4souls.org/get_involved/abouts4s.html
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      I’m hard on my shoes too. I think I replace them 2x a year but last year I did 3x a year because I was running a lot more.

      Thanks for the link! I have a bag of shoes to donate.

  3. Roz@weightingfor50

    HI Lisa,
    Such a timely post. I don’t run, but was at the gym thinking I need to buy new shoes. I guess it’s time to bite the bullet, pay a bit more and get some that feel good. Hope you have a great day!

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