How many miles do you folks put on a pair of sneaks before you retire them from running duty?
The "industry" used to recommend 300 miles a few years back, but when I ran in Newtons (for about six years), I was getting about 450 miles on a pair before retiring them.
Most recently, having switched to Altras, I have put 400 miles on a pair of Escalantes. (Incidentally, my favorite road-shoe yet.) The bottoms have worn well (but I'm wondering about the cushion lately). $00 seems pretty respectable.
But what say ye? When do you decide to relieve your running shoes from athletic duty?
“But I reckon I got to light out for the Territory ahead of the rest, because Aunt Sally she's going to adopt me and sivilize me, and I can't stand it. I been there before.”― Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huck Finn
I tend to wear mine longer than I should. When my hips start hurting I retire them - never counted the miles. I’ve been trying to buy 2 pairs at once now so I have a backup ready. I HATE shopping and that’s what usually prevents me from buying a pair sooner 😂