I popped into my preferred running shop on the anniversary of my original purchase last year.
515 miles later and it was confirmed I'd get at most another month out of my original shoes. I tried a new pair on and felt that same, original, hugging support which mine are now starting to lack. Unfortunately my model, Vapor 4 are now discontinued with no direct replacement. The shop could only offer green so I ordered direct from Brooks to replace like for like as a. They'd done such a good job and b. My gear matches the purple 🤣 and c. As much as I would have liked to give the shop the sale... green just isn't my colour 👎
I also took in my trail shoes, Saucony Peregrine 7. He advised they are still in great shape and at only 120 miles are doing good. He showed me the new 8s which are exactly the same except for the new colourways. When I told him I got them for £50 he said to get another pair for when these are worn out as the Peregrines are still by far the best trail shoes on offer... so I did!
Having closely examined the wear on my Brooks I'm not sure I'll push for the extra month. The level of support just isn't the same. I didn't think they were that worn until compared side by side.
Heading into the new year with plenty of new gear 👍😂🤣