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Tip on running shoes shelf life

Shoes don't last forever, but unless the shoes weren't stored well (extreme heat/cold) then last year's models will be fine. You should generally try not to purchase shoes that are more than a year old, because the mid-soles will harden and break down over time even when the shoes are not being used. If you do have shoes that are 3 or even 5 years old, you can probably still use them. Just be aware that you probably will not be able to run as many miles in them as you would on a pair of brand new shoes that just arrived at your local shoe store. It can be a delicate balance of cost-effectiveness if you want to purchase a model of shoe that you like while it is on sale and before the company tweaks it to the point that you don't like it anymore.

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How long do running shoes last?


Running shoes last roughly between 300-500 miles or between 4-6 months. These are rough estimates as there are several factors that contribute to the breakdown of your shoe, like how often you are running, what surface you are running on, and other factors like heat and weight.

Jan 14, 2013 | Running

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why do my shoes turn my feet red and itchy when no other shoes do never had such dreadfull reaction to the point of going to doctor


There is something about these shoes causing your allergic reaction. It could be chemicals in the material or possibly the material itself.

Shoes that have latex rubber in the composition can do this to people with latex sensitivities, which can develop at anytime in a person's life.
If you use foot balms or cream, oils in the formula can react with latex rubber, causing it to degrade and in turn, cause irritation.

If VOCs (common in many materials,) are responsible, the gas will air off with time and the problem will have taken care of itself. VOCs have what is generally recognized as a 'new car' or in this case, 'new sneakers' smell. These can be skin irritants.

The Nubuck may have been chemically treated to repel dirt. The chemicals are not meant to make direct skin contact when they are 'fresh', but will break down and diminish with time - up to a year.


For now, try a nice medium thick bamboo full sock with the shoes, so that no skin makes contact with the shoes. Don't use foot cream. You could let the shoes air out for a few weeks before wearing them again.
If you still experience intense itching, ask a Podiatrist. They are wizards when it comes to shoes+feet.

Jun 17, 2011 | Superga Prato Nubuck Shoes for Women

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Why can not I dance in my normal street shoes? And what shoe size shall I order? My normal street shoe size, bigger or smaller?


Dancing in your normal street shoes is not forbidden (in most places) but by doing so you instantly make it harder for yourself to use your feet properly and put yourself in disadvantaged position. That's because no normal street shoes are so soft as dance shoes and you won't be able to use your feet to the best of their ability. Regarding your second questions -The general answer is: Yes, you should order your normal street size, unless otherwise stated. Some particular shoe models make exception from this rule, but this will be explained when you come across such shoe.

Oct 27, 2010 | Clothing Accessories

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Back brakes grinding but shoes have lots of life


Unusual problem this one as what you describe is usualy associated with poor brake shoe adjustment,warped or out of round brake drum,rust or contaminants on drum or shoes or hard compound shoes.Are there any shiny marks on drum or shoes that shouldnt be there?If theyre new and had very little mileage they could still be bedding in but doesnt seem logical as a properly set up set of shoes should have bed in by now unless the original owner over heated them before they bedded in.Sorry cant give you a more precise answer would need to have vehicle to clean ,inspect and readjust but hope therse something here that helps.Good luck

Nov 18, 2008 | 1996 Plymouth Voyager

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