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Healthier Me: Replacing Your Running Shoes

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It hasn't even been a week since the Fargo Marathon, but a lot of runners are already signing up for more races.

The summer is full of walks and runs... and people are eager to get out and enjoy the nice weather.  

But, new sandals may not be the only thing you need to buy as the weather warms up.

Our bodies take a beating during those long races-- like the Fargo Marathon... but so do our shoes and socks.

Before you start training for your next race, you might want to consider getting some new shoes.

Running in old or worn out shoes can lead to an increase in running injuries. Over time running shoes lose stability and shock absorption. When this happens the stress to the feet and legs increases dramatically. Over time the stress can lead to an overuse injury. A simple prevention strategy includes replacing running shoes when they wear out.

Fitness experts at Sanford Health say most shoes can take 300 to 500 miles before needing to be replaced.

If you run a lot... You might want to have more than one pair of shoes. Maybe buy two pairs at a time  add the new pair in to your shoe rotation when your "old" shoes have about 200 miles on them.  

You can check for signs of wear on the sole by placing your old shoes on a table and looking at them from behind. If the soles are worn and leaning to one side, the midsole cushioning is probably worn as well.


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