Video Fitness Forum  

Go Back   Video Fitness Forum > Video Fitness Reader Forum > General Discussion

View Poll Results: How often to you replace your workout shoes?
0 - 6 months 4 6.90%
6 months -1 year 17 29.31%
1 year - 2 years 22 37.93%
3 years or more 15 25.86%
Voters: 58. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-22-19, 04:27 PM  
kristiep
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Georgia
I have 5 pairs that I rotate. I got most of them a few years ago when there were tons of sales on Ryka Influence so I won't be buying any for awhile. I never wear them outside and only for working out so they should last me awhile.
kristiep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-19, 04:52 PM  
Vantreesta
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Snowman Land :)
I didn't vote bc my answer doesn't fit the options. I replace my walking shoes when my feet or knees start to hurt (I walk 3-6 miles most days with my dogs). I replace my running shoes around 300 miles. For indoor workouts I only wear shoes for machines (treadmill, elliptical etc) or step. I have several pairs and only wear them inside, no idea when I past replaced any of those.
__________________
"No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch."
"God, please help me to be the person my dog thinks I am."
"You can't run from your problems. But you'll both feel a little lighter when you get back." ~New Balance shoe ad
You don't have to be fast, just keep moving forward.
Note to self: You don't get to complain about things you won't work to change!
Vantreesta is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-19, 06:29 PM  
wendug
VF Supporter
 
wendug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Chicago burb
Well I didn't choose great options for this poll! I'm not a runner and didn't consider replacing shoes based on mileage ran. But I am enjoying reading your responses. I'm also wondering for those that work out barefoot, do you lift weights while barefoot? I would be afraid of dropping a weight on my foot!
__________________
Wendy
wendug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-19, 06:46 PM  
Vantreesta
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Snowman Land :)
Wendy, I do lift weights and do kettlebells barefoot. It took a bit of adjusting bc my dad taught us to always wear shoes when lifting weights! I basically just wear shoes if the surface my feet touch would be uncomfortable like the step or rower, that kind of thing. It's hit or miss whether I wear them for plyos.
__________________
"No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch."
"God, please help me to be the person my dog thinks I am."
"You can't run from your problems. But you'll both feel a little lighter when you get back." ~New Balance shoe ad
You don't have to be fast, just keep moving forward.
Note to self: You don't get to complain about things you won't work to change!
Vantreesta is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-19, 07:25 PM  
lizh
VF Supporter
 
lizh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
I do all my workouts barefoot even step. Someone on this forum gave me the idea and I'm so happy I made the change.
Thanks
lizh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-19, 08:26 PM  
Lannette
 
Lannette's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: NH
Iím another mostly barefoot gal. I voted 6 months to a year because I keep a pair of shoes in our gym for workouts where I feel that I should wear them.
__________________
Lannette
See my profile for info on relationships with various video distributors.

http://livehealthywithlannette.blogspot.com/

Do you really want to look back on your life and see how wonderful it could have been had you not been afraid to live it? - Caroline Myss
Lannette is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-19, 08:45 PM  
rhbrand
 
rhbrand's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Iowa
Depends. Like my shoes I lift in, they are ok cause I only wear them for squats/leg day. I've had them like 3 years now.

But the shoes I wear to walk in, I wear out much quicker. So I get a new pair every 9-12 months depending.
__________________
I've got a Fitness YouTube channel Rhonda Gets Fit
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYWdty_JCh1WYWWS0dNKQiQ?disable_polymer=true
rhbrand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-19, 09:22 PM  
mtngoat
VF Supporter
 
mtngoat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Alberta, Canada
I have outdoor walking shoes, hiking boots, kettlebell flat shoes, and my workout shoes. My workout shoes are only used for (non-kettlebell) workouts. I buy new workout shoes about every 2 years, I'd say. I'm lucky in that I wear my shoes out fairly evenly (I have extremely high arches/insteps, so very little of my foot actually touches the ground.)

Reading some of the other comments I wonder if I shouldn't be changing them more often. I wonder if this could account for some of my foot/leg pain?
__________________
Lori

Lacey (trying to convince Brent to take a Pilates class): C'mon Brent, don't you want to unify your mind and body?
Brent: Nah. I'm not gonna put all my eggs in one basket.
Corner Gas Season1 Episode 3 "Pilates Twist"
mtngoat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-19, 06:28 AM  
killoffsonny
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Houston
I don't do a lot of working out in shoes .....just the occasional walking on the treadmill or outside 3-4 times a month and yet it seems like I need to buy new ones every six months. I think its an age thing. When I was younger I did step twice a week and walked two or miles twice a week and they would last six months to a year.
__________________
Becky
killoffsonny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-19, 07:41 AM  
owltx
VF Supporter
 
owltx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
I struggle with plantar fasciitis and for me old shoes can be a trigger. I write in sharpie on the bottom of the shoe the first day I wear them, and try to be diligent about replacing them every 6-8 months.
__________________
Stephanie
owltx is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
shoes, sneakers, workout shoes

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:09 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
© 2009 Video Fitness