Is your running shoe busted?
By William Henneken
With the running calendar beginning to heat up, and the Bridge to Brisbane just around the corner, it is important to take a moment to check the condition of our shoes. Due to the great differences in human physique (height, weight, bone structure, & flexibility), and running technique (fore/mid/rear foot strike) it is impossible to give a ‘one size fits all’ indication that your shoes are past their best.
This means it is extremely difficult to rely on a set time frame or number of kilometres before renewing our footwear. Unfortunately, also gone are the days of rolling the shoe over and looking at the sole for an indication of wear. So, with these common methods of assessing shoes for wear being no longer appropriate, how do we know if it is time for a new shoe?