I was thinking about this the other day "how many Kilometres or miles do a good pair of trainers last" and I did see some wise words from Miles_Yonder when he replied to Danzargo about Dan's knee problem. I checked my Garmin connect stats and I have run 576 Km or 358 miles if you prefer in the last two years which is how long I have had the Garmin. Now I bought my trainers, "Nike Structure 15" advised by sweatshop because I pronate can't remember if is under or over, part way through the C25K plan and I didn't get the Garmin until some time after I graduated to make sure I would stick with running, which I have and I love every minute of it. Plus there were a couple of occasions when I went for a run without the Garmin, I never used it when I ran on treadmills in hotel gyms whilst away on business and I only start and stop the Garmin when I start and stop running so I don't include the warm up/down walks in the stats. So the distance the have covered running and walking is greater than the Garmin connect stats. I run mostly on pavements, if there is grass along side the pavement I run on that and some of my runs include circuits around park grass but the majority is on hard surfaces. So they have covered a far old number of K's/miles. They look OK, the tread pattern looks OK although the heels do look depressed particularly on the right shoe, but can you go on appearances only. Is there a recommended total distance?
We all know good trainers are not cheap but without them we would all suffer more injuries I suspect. My birthday is coming up at Christmas time so good excuse to buy new ones and start earning some brownie points with my good wife so she understands that these things do wear out even if they do cost a lot of money.
So any thoughts on when trainers should be replaced?