As I mentioned on GF's post, my ankles and calfs have felt increasingly achy and tired. So I was wondering if my shoes need replacing. They are Brooks Ghost 7s, and they've done about 600km since the beggining of October. I bought a new pair of the same shoe in December ready to replace them, but they've stayed in the box since then.
Anyway, this evening I decided to compare them (just standing in them to see if they feel different). The old ones do feel like the heel cusioning is dead by comparison, and the new ones feel snugger too. Maybe 600km is enough to wear them out, they dont look worn, but thet certainly feel a bit different.
So Sunday I will give the new ones a run to see if they are better for running in. I suspect that the answer is going to be yes, but we will see.
I'm a bit surprised if they are worn out after 600km, as the lady in the shop sais that they would be good for 1000km. Maybe it's because I run on stony grit rough paths rather than tarmac.
What are your expériences of running shoe life?