Running Footwear Which Get You Thru the final Days of Winter


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Running Shoes That Will Get You Through the Last Weeks of Winter Snow, sleet and slush will hold you back no more. These performance sneakers and accessories are designed to brave the elements so you can feel confident and strong during your next winter run. Running shoes with Gore-Tex membranes tend to run expensive, so the Sonoma 4 GTX is a pleasant surprise from a pricing viewpoint. This waterproof shoe will keep you warm and dry on a budget while doing everything which is required of a winter running shoe. The trail-friendly outsole is good for slushy roads and tracks with light snow.

You pay a little more for the bells and whistles, but the goal is to keep feet warm, dry, and safe as you run through winter. How to Choose the Best Trail-Running Shoes: A No-Bull Guide. With its big, toothy lugs providing traction in snow and mud, the Speedgoat 3 trail running shoe does well in winter conditions on both road and messy, post-snowstorm trails.

Bringing two new options in our latest update to the best winter running shoes, Altra’s King Mt 2.0, and Brook’s Cascadia 14 GTX have joined our list. Both with rugged traction for snow and ice, we’re certain you’ll fall in love with these two newer models! Expand Most Recent Updates. When the roads and trails you prefer to run are fast and smooth, but quickly ice over in the Winter, this is where the Saucony Peregrine 8 ICE+ Running Shoe comes in to keep you going. The Peregrine 8 ICE+ features Vibram’s Artic Grip® outsole that turns Winter weather from an.

If you run in just one pair of shoes at a time, the pair shoulders all the weight of your running. But rotating multiple pairs of quality shoes distributes the stress you put them through, so they all last longer. Dry them out.

You shoes will eventually get wet, whether it’s an unexpected downpour or you sweat until they’re soaked. Last, remember that as you change as a runner, your shoe needs may change as well. What worked for you when you were struggling to get through a single mile might not be right for you three years later as you’re putting in 40-mile weeks training for a marathon. Example of holes created in the toe box of running shoes. These are the most common holes you see in running shoes, we would estimate that roughly 1 in every 5 runners will get this type of hole in their running shoes regularly.

The reason for it occurring is due to the big toe rubbing away at the mesh from underneath. This is down to one major. Even if it’s winter, you can use them to run inside, on a treadmill.

With a mid-soft cushioning and a splash resistant material, the shoes offer flexibility and versatility. Pureboost RBL has better material and performance compared with other Adidas models. Check the price on Amazon.

Salomon Snowcross 2 CSWP Trail Running Shoe.

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So for many runners, it’s best to stick with their normal shoes (Lieberman et al., Nature, 2010).

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Asics ‘Lady GEL-Torana 4 Trail Running Shoes’; synthetic materials.

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The enhancements that make these shoes better adapted to trail running include tread alterations for traction on wet surfaces, a protection plate (to prevent sharp­object penetration through soft EVA), additional toe protection, waterproofing, and additional lateral stability.

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I bought a pair of new trail running shoes this week.

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Footwear choices are also affected by season/ weather.

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Some runners, however, overpronate.

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For protection from extreme cold and travel across snow, the common Sorel-type boot is a good choice.

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Six-week transition to minimalist shoes improves running economy and time-trial performance.

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As the season progresses, Road 7601 quickly melts out but may remain gated for many weeks; a pair of shoes can be a great help with the road walk.

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I personally like lightweight hiking boots or shoes designed for trail running.

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  • Hello, I liked your video. Can you point us to any studies that observe the midsole foam’s decrease in shock absorption or detail an increase in force transported through the joints? Thanks!

  • Looks like REI is starting to panic like many businesses. Summer’s almost here but so is the virus lockdown, and recreation is not a high priority just now.

  • In response to the heel cup wearing through:
    “Oh, honey you’re finally throwing away those old shoes?”
    Sylvester Stallone: “They drew first blood!” [screams shirtless while firing machine gun]

  • Wow this guy really knows what he is talking about. I was expecting more generic advice. But I do think 300 miles is a little low but I could be doing this wrong the whole time.

  • This is why you need a shoe rotation. Keep a pair or two for easy days, one for tempo/fast workouts and another for racing. Or just buy an altra escalante, which is quite good for all of these imho.

  • I started keeping track of hours in the shoe instead of miles because last year I had work and only had my trainers. The mid soles were completely shot after five days, and I had only used them for around 100 miles.

  • I’m sorry, but in what world do you live when you say running shoes are not expensive? Do you think everyone can afford €120 on running shoes alone every half year? Can someone please tell mister Jewell that poverty is still existing?

  • Such marketing message to replace at 300-400 miles, more money for those with commercial interests! For those who are not being sponsored and have freebies to throw away such as myself, I watch the sole wear (tend to be outer heel and mid foot), replace when significantly worn and/or other significant damages. Easily double the ‘recommended’ mileage.

  • 400 mile limit??? Some shoes just about start feeling right at that point! Some runners do that mileage in a month or two….
    Weight, shoe rotation, and materials half-life are important factors your expert missed. When you store a material in the cupboard, unless its an airtight can, it will decay geometrically from the time it was put together in the factory.

  • The way I see it is that as the mids compress the shoes become more like bare foot running shoes which work well for some people. I’m slowly retiring a pair of 2 year old trail shoes because the tread is giving out and there is a hole in the top. I never have any pain running in them and while they feel different to the new pair I’m breaking in, there is no obvious difference in feel after a run. I say change your shoes when they stop feeling right and till then save your money.

  • I only run about 20+ kilometres a week on hard surface but on his guide my shoes need replacing after 30 weeks!! I’ve had my current pair for over 3 years. Time for a new pair��

  • This means I would have to replace my running shoes every 2 months. I’m sure my parents will be over the moon to hear this news ��

  • I don’t care too much for shiny shoes. Having multiple pairs I just reserve one pair for bad conditions. Most of the time they get the miles in before they get all too dirty. But actually, I brushed them all off a week ago before packing them up for travel. Did not even know where to look for the brush.

  • Sometimes I store my shoes outside the front door. I wonder if constant outdoor temperature swings breaks down the cushioning faster?

  • Hmm, I have around 2000km on my shoes. In fact, I’m not really sure how they still have bottoms on them as most of the harder rubber wore off of them about 300km ago. Anyway, I suspect it’s time for new shoes.

  • Thank you for the video, very helpful! Just ordered my new trail running shoes last night, I’m super glad I did after watching this!

  • I wore the same pair of runners for 8 years, was wondeirng why I was always sore and injured until a running friend looked at the soles and her mouth just fell open. Now been wearing a new pair of shoes for the last few months and have never felt so pain free!! I did not realise you needed to replace them so often, I always thought if they can still tie up, then they’re all good to go.

  • Well replacing a 150-200.-€ shoe every 3,5-4 months isn’t a small amount of money. Usually my bikes cost me less than that…�� or swim wear…hey that’s at the most sufficient ���� love the information

  • What is a run shoe? Is that a shoe you use for a single run? British grammar is one of the few things I’ll never be able to wrap my head around.

  • The problem with this is a lot of people pronate it wears one corner of the shoe fast.if you were running over a hundred miles a week as i used to that’s inside two weeks the shoe is chamfered of,that’s another £100 + if you use shoes with a good anti pronation plllar in them,that in my world is expensive, much better to rotate your shoes and your terrain to let the shoe settle and to prolong there life.
    In the real world most people will only replace there shoes when the bottom wears through.

  • Moved over to using Merrell Direct Running shoes. Since then it does not really matter, if any other shoe is worn out or not. If your feet are well conditioned and sustainable, and you do your proper stretching after every run, the risk of getting injured is virtually = 0. Only other pair of shoes I’m using are the ones I stayed with since me starting to do endurance sports, Nike Downshifter. Cheap, extremely light weight, and durable. Weight is my primary criteria for a shoe. If the shoe is light weight, it makes you faster. Simple logic…
    Light weight also helps you for the longer distances. Any additional gramm carried beyond 25-30km, your legs will pay back. One important thing to mention however. If you move over to direct running shoes, make sure to do it slowly, bit by bit, over a time of, let’s say, at least 6 month. If you’re used to softened shoes that spoil your feet with comfort, you are nowhere near conditioned to use those kind of shoes.
    I’d replace them once a year, running around 1500-2000km a year. Merrell primarly for trails, but also good for not-as-long street runs. The Downshifter is my asphalt racer, but I’d use it for trails as well. For sure one wants to be wary if the ground is soaked up, uneven and/or muddy. Always pay attention to the ground you’re running!

  • My two centsgo minimalist/zero drop. Little to no foam so no need to track wear, more ground feel and balance, more fun, more efficient gait, and you get stronger feet after transitioning. One of the minimalist companies has a 5000mi warranty.

  • Have a few different pairs (makes) and alternate them daily and found this helped with injury prevention. So every run in a different pair.

  • I’m remembering Heather’s closet tour and the pile of shoes… Clearly the Olympic trainers are keepers, but what about the several other pairs? I’m imagining all the GTN hosts doing a Marie Kondo-style goodbye ceremony to bid farewell to well-loved (and well-worn) companions 😉

  • The outsole is being sacrificed for weight in alot of trainers nowadays, therefore the outsole will wear alot faster, for example the hoka one one clifton 6 after a few runs the outsole scrubs up alot, after 200 miles it looks rough but still has plenty of life in them.

  • I probably wear mine far longer than I should. Used runners make great lounge wear and lawn mowing footwear though. I still have a pair of Nike free’s from 10+ years ago

  • Learn how to run and you’re shoes might last you an extra hundred or so miles. Also, as Nate explained in a previous video, having a less cushioned shoe in the mix will help train your intrinsic foot and leg muscles rather than just letting the dominant muscles be worked. Running in a pair of 5fingers on the road is not ideal, especially for the westernized person that most likely did not grow up barefoot in their youth. However, if you start by walking, and build it up…you can run in a minimalist shoe on the road. Takes time, but also might not be ideal due to the impact on your bones from the unnatural road surface. Could go on….think about it

  • This is from site:
    Innovative Cushioning
    The Nike Renew Run features Nike Lunarlon cushioning that uses a soft, responsive foam to absorb shock and reduce impact. It’s combined with a high-density Phylon foam carrier resulting in stability, support, and a soft landing every time your foot hits the pavement.
    Built for the Everyday Runner
    Nike’s Product Creation team obsessed over every detail of the shoe in order to meet the needs of the everyday runner. As Footwear Developer Ashlie Johnson says, “We worked hand in hand to create the shoe together. From stitches per inch to foam composition to toe-box material, we obsessed every single part and how it’s built.” Plus, we had runners log more than 9,000 miles in the shoe during product testing–that’s equivalent to 343 marathons.
    Good shoe but terrible back that make blisters after 1.5 km!!
    Point is that cushion can last 2 years. And rubber just 3 months or more.

  • I learned recently that swapping shoes daily if you’re a daily runner is important to allow the foam to decompress fully between runs. I’ve only recently started buying clearance shoes so I can have multiple pairs/brands going. I’m prone to injury, so whatever helps!

  • Good video but next time, if someone is pointing to specific areas on the sole of the shoe for goodness sake turn the camera on that. It’s very frustrating not to be able to see that when the interviewee is explaining something.

  • I’m a pretty efficient runner and generally run in barefoot running shoes. My normal running shoes are Nike and I’ll get at least 2k kilometres (1,200 miles) per shoe. I used to get less from them, but I also used to be a pronating heel-striker. Not anymore and now more k’s per shoe.

  • If you don’t wear a shoe for stability then you can wear a shoe until it basically falls apart. I wear the Brooks Pure series shoe which is kind of semi-minimal with not much cushion. I get a standard 1500 miles and then only replace because the upper rips out on the pinky toe side.

  • What about Vibram Five Fingers? They don’t have any cushioning that can be damaged so I think you can use them until they have holes, I personally do it, one of my pairs alredy has more than a thousand miles.

  • I have an overweight (obese) friend who bitch about every shoe brand because all of them tore after few miles. I had several brand of the shoes she got and only worn out after 400+500 mile. I’m pretty sure weight is the problem. She shut me off when I brought up the possibility oh well.

  • I would wear out tread at about 200 miles when I was a new, super heavy runner with bad form. Now I don’t wear the tread much at all. Somewhere in between 500 600 miles the foam wears out and my calves tell me that the shoes are done

  • Informative video, but it would have been nice if you could have found a woman to talk to. Probably not left out on purpose, but still left out.

  • Hey I need help, so I have VERY bad asthma and I’m trying to run longer and faster because I have to run a mile everyday at school. I have good form but breathing is really hard because I need more air intake, what do I do?

  • So appreciate this video and the starting running shoe video I’m new on her and hoping to stick to this I use to be the fastest kid when I was younger loved to run then drugs happened and life too and now I need to loose weight BAD!

  • Just a comment. The guy in the running shop was indicating patches on a shoe where it might wear thinner from an uneven gait. But the camera was on his face the whole time and you couldn’t see what he was saying. An experienced runner might not need to see but if one is trying to learn about pronating for example, one cannot see what to look for.

  • 700-750km is the maximum “mileage” that I keep my running shoes for their principal purpose, running, even if their cosmetic condition is mint, especially the upper!

  • I have a pair of road running shoes that work really welll for me in races because of the great cushioning (Im 73) so I save them only for race use. I have a another pair to train in and a third pair for the gym that was my training shoe.

  • I bought a pair of arctic claws two years ago and they have become my secret weapon during snowy/icy conditions. I find using tracks or micro spikes too cumbersome as well they seem to catch up a lot of debris.

  • The foam held up longer than the sock liner which “cracked” or ripped in the back at the top of the heel. Had to get new shoes so I wouldn’t get blisters on the backs of my heels. 230 miles.

  • Can i leave my ASICS kayano under sunlight? It’s going to be 43 degrees in Melbourne! Would that direct sunlight discolour the shoes? How to dry in sunlight if at all i can do that? Thanks

  • Depends also on the type of foam the midsole uses. I remember running in Nike running shoes with Lunarlon midsoles. A time came when I felt the full ground on my forefoot, like I could feel small stones, cracks and unevenness. I knew that day the foam had already sunk and would no longer recover.

  • I switched out a pair of Altra and a pair of Hoka all summer in Texas training for a 50k and I believe changing made me much stronger. Plus it gave time for my shoes to dry out since I was running six days a week.

  • Never tried them but up here in Manitoba I sure would like to give these a try. Don’t get a lot of the freezing and thawing during the winter but closer to March it can happen more.

  • I run my shoes to destruction. Not sure if that’s good for me but a beat down shoe feels better than the shoes within their recommended lifespan. I run 60 km per week but I have 3 pairs of dedicated running shoes. My most comfortable only gets used for full marathons and the other 2 pairs I switch out when one gets soaked in the rain as I prefer running in the rain. My shoes last me around 2 or 3 years before they fall apart and I toss them in the garbage bin.

  • Running Shoe Companies and stores: 250-300 miles
    My Broke Ass: 600-800 miles. If they don’t last that long I’ll find a new brand. Shoes are expensive.
    I’ve had altra road shoes with 6-7 hundred miles on them but I can’t see to get their trails shoes to last 300 miles.

  • On a another angle, how long should you keep a pair of running shoes if you don’t regularly run or use them infrequently? Like less than 100 miles but two years old. I’ve heard shoes lose cushioning after some time.

  • What an interesting Video, the Garmin app seems to set a max mileage on the shoe when you enter what type of shoe you run in not sure where they get those numbers from. But the joy and excitement when you do buy a new pair of shoes is always great (and kind of motivates you a little��). On the other hand parting with a beloved pair that are way past their ability to provide comfort is a sad moment in any runners life ��

  • One little trick. If you couldn’t drive your thumb through the midsole (bottom out) when it was new and then you can, that can indicate some effectiveness has been lost. Tread doesn’t tell you anything about the midsole.
    Of course the runner and the shoe matter. My xc team used to wear nike air max and air max triax (half the cost). We would find that the cheaper triax lasted around 300 miles while we could eak out 500 with the max. It actually ended up being cheaper in the long run to buy the more expensive shoe. Nike say react foam last 20% longer so that should mean 600 miles.
    But if you don’t ‘need’ shoes none of this matters.

  • Nothing groundbreaking here… To really get a more concrete number, you’d have to look at each shoe model individually, and, even then, there’ll be differences between individual runners, though not nearly as much as there would be in a generalized peek like was done here (and, to be fair, pretty much everywhere else pondering this same question). Doing “research” like this, where you are looking at a general cross-section across all shoes and people, you’re never getting any information more than the typical worthless retread answer of the “300 to 500 miles.,”

    Independent of the shoe, a person’s gait matters, how he strikes matters, his weight matters, the surfaces/terrains matter, weather matters.

    Solely dependent on the shoes, outsole wear (generally, harder rubber compounds tending to last longer, often significantly) matters, midsole cushioning longevity (retention of efficacy of impact protection properties) matters, and, to a lesser degree, durability of the upper matters. For midsole longevity, there is a huge difference between, say, ETPU vs. EVA. Flaccid BOOST, as used in the Ultraboost, e.g., is really unusable for running, as it just compresses too much, bottoming out at each foot strike (if you’re a forefoot striker and non-flyweight) never mind the absurdly stretchy, dangerously unstable upper; however, firmer ETPUs, like EVERUN, e.g., or the firmer compounds used in adidas’ basketball shoes, e.g., will last many times the effective lives of EVA midsoles (easily 1,000+ miles, if outsole held up).

  • How many miles is completely up to you. As long as your aren’t experiencing any problems then it really doesn’t matter how many miles they have on them. I run in my shoes until the uppers fall apart. My Hoka Challenger ATRs are 3/8″ into the midsole and I am a mid foot striker. It’s irrelevant as long as you are fine.

  • I have over 2500 miles on a pair of my Nike Vomeros! They are literally the Toyota of running shoes lol. I’ll run between 60-90 miles a week usually and have had this pair for over 2 years now! Really depends on the shoe b/c I’ve had Pegasus that fell apart after 5-6 weeks of the same work load. I run mainly on the roads too.

  • I’ve got half a dozen shoes on the go at the moment though mainly use just three. Those three are very different, two done 950 miles; one a road shoe which I’ve noticed recently are hammered, the second trail shoes which have taking some beating on gnarly trails and fells where the uppers have gone more than the soles which are only now just losing tread, and another pair of faster trail shoes which after 600 miles are losing grip.

    Frankly though, the cost of running shoes has also made me keep hold of them longer than I probably ought to do.

  • 500 miles? That’s so little mileage. In South Africa the rule of thumb we use is 1000kms, 625 miles. Personally I get to 1500 kms easily which is close to 1000 miles.

  • Love the videos. The Run Experience vids have been great inspiration in influencing me to run my first marathon at age 40 and to vlog about it. Plz keep up the content!

  • I have a pair of Merrel Barefoot which are just wearing out at an estimated 3000 miles. For a cushioned street shoe I have had a couple of Brooks models which I noticed losing feel around 6-800 miles, and ran another 2-300 before tread went.

  • My legs become sensitive when there ‘s about 800 km in them at the beginning of a running and I have to focus more to maintain technique, but basically I’m fine to get a new pair at 900.

  • Interesting video. I run about 35 miles a week but I’m a heavy runner. 5ft 7″ and 82kg weight which will stubbornly not go away. �� Anyway I have two pairs of ASICS Cumulus and testing our a pair of Rincon’s. The Cumulus new are very bouncy and I love them. However I have noticed that after about 100 miles the bouncy qualities are about 80% gone and although they still allow me to run comfortably they are not as bouncy. Which is fair enough. The Rincon’s I’ve only just started running in. They are interesting. I don’t find them as bouncy but it almost like running on a mattress because I can feel myself sinking into the foam. Is this better? Not 100% sure at the moment. I’ve noticed that the foam on the ASICS have both developed lines and grain, although the rubber sole still looks good.

  • I thing I have 20 pairs of shoes right now. My oldest is a pair of Adidas Canada tr7 which is about 3 1/2 years old and the outsole is still in a very good condition(with about 300 km). All the other pairs are no more then 1 1/2 years old and their milage is around 100-150 km

  • I’ve been using Ghost 11 since January, and it has almost 600 miles in it. Normally some other running experts will say the ideal mileage to change the shoes is about 500 but I’m on a budget so I think it’s okay to keep it for some extra 100 miles, the out soles is a bit worn out but nothing too much to damage the EVA midsole. A proper running form really can save your money lol

  • Well, I started running 40 years ago. I passed the 100km mark this past Christmas and, believe it or not, I did the last 20,000km in one pair of shoes that I still run in. New Balance. I contacted them and sent them my story and a picture of the shoes a few months ago. I will be running in them today. They are not pretty but they are years of memories. Let me know if you would like me to post a picture anywhere.

  • What about age instead of mileage? I have several pairs of racing flats that probably have 75 miles on them as they don’t get used much but are a year old.

  • Hey. I replace mine funny enough every 450-500km. I’ve had loads of calf injuries so I dint take the chance. I now use an ASICS Noosa FF instead of the Gel 21. Much better & lighter. ����

  • I have been loyal to the Skechers Gorun series of shoes for over 6 years now. My latest pair was the GOMEB Speed 3. I bought them in December of last year. I ran a total of 2,042 miles on those shoes. I had a hole in the right front that developed after about 1400 miles. I patched it up by using a piece of a sole from an old pair of Nikes I had from years ago and placing an insole over it inside the shoe. I just love how light weight those shoes felt. I tend to not like overly cushioned shoes. I prefer neutral shoes. I tried a pair of Altra Duos this past July that I ordered. They felt too big and so I went back to my worn down GOMEB Speed 3’s. I then bought a pair of Nike downshifter (I think that is the model) but I quickly returned them after taking them out for 2 miles and getting bad foot cramps. I finally bought a pair of Skechers Horizon’s and another pair of Skechers Pure just yesterday. So far I have put 9 1/2 miles on the Horizons and they feel a bit overly cushioned for my liking but I do feel a bit of relief on my right knee that has been acting up. Let’s see if I can get these pairs to last over 2,000 miles. What can I say. I like to save money and get my money’s worth out of running shoes.

  • Retail run specialty shop guy for 13 years…. It often depends on how efficient the runner runs. I can see a shoe last 200 miles on one runner last 600 on another. If you are hard on your shoes you are probably hard on your body. The shoes become a buffer and should be replaced sooner in those cases. However, there are sooooo many variables. I have literally seen a runner put over 1000+ miles on a shoe and not even care that they have worn it through the foam (I could stick my finger through the sole! Replaced because his socks started getting holes.). Other runners say the cushion and support is gone, yet the shoe still looks new. We are an “experiment of one.”

  • Depends on the shoe. I laughed at the Ultraboost comment. With mine I get 1000km in them easy (625miles). Nothing comes close. Other shoes like Kinvaras I get 400-500km (320miles) before the midsole is too compressed. For me the midsole is the key. The distance I get in them is higher now that I am lighter and more midfoot than rear. Rotation is key, but I don’t really get much extra mileage out of is more for if they get wet, different types of work out etc.. cyclists have different types of bikes for different types of cycling. skiers have different types of skis for different types of skiing. etc.. it kinda makes sense to have different running shoes for different types of running. The key things is that shoe rotation doesn’t cost more.. (track your mileage on strava).. at least the same mileage per shoe

  • Got my first pair of Pegasus 35 to 1300ish km and directly bought 2 more pairs they hold up really well… my epic react startet faling appart at like 800km

  • Also, don’t forget your work shoes too. A few years ago I was getting shin splints, then I realized my work shoes were over two years old, guess what got new work shoes within a week the shin splints went away.

  • And then there is the bare foot running community…..So it’s worse for the feet to run in worn running shoes, than running barefoot? I don’t believe anything of it.

  • I have used shoes for hundreds of miles, but that was all before they got to the $160 standard (to wit… the ASICS Nimbus back in the mid-90s lasted FOREVER). Now, I find that my shoes are “deflated” and tired at roughly 100-150 (to wit… I got 78 miles out of my Hoka Rincon before they were shot). Scheduled obsolescence has crept into this industry.

  • Have not paid attention to the milage but I rotate a lot.
    Essentially I’ve got 3 different types of Altras (from trail to pavement), a pair of Xero shoes and believe it or not I also run in a pair of very inexpensive speedo watersheos (very minimalist).
    Definitely the forefoot is where they wear out first.

  • I rarely clean my cross country shoes because they usually get pretty clean when I run with them again (rain is best of course).

    If I absolutely need to clean them I’ll just use a shoe cleaning brush on the dry mud.

  • I’m about to start my 5th pair this year at 800miles road running. It’s always the heels, I heel strike but it doesn’t hurt me to do my feet are fine, but the outer heels just wear immediately

  • Running form definitely makes a difference. When I first started running a couple years ago I was over striding at 230 lbs and tore through some Brooks Ghost in 200 miles. All that breaking stress on the front of the shoe demolished the tread and cushion. Now with improved form and at 190 lbs I have a pair of Hoka Napali with much less rubber at over 300 miles. I did recently change how I use them, now for shorter 4-6 mile efforts as they don’t quite give me enough comfort for my 10+ mile runs any longer. Rotating shoes is great and also has allowed me as a newer runner to buy clearance shoes at $50-70 to try different types of shoes and not feel like I’m “locked” into a shoe I don’t enjoy as much.

  • I race in the same shoes I do my speedwork in. Those shoes I am swapping out around the 300 mile mark. But my everyday mileage shoes I am usually comfortable around that 500 mile range.

  • I’ve worn through a pair of new runners in 3 days of hiking. Quality of foam and consecutive hours of use make a huge difference. A cheaper shoe will slough away after a few hours when your feet are getting really hot. Apparently 3 days of that on rough terrain and your bare feat will be touching the ground.

  • I’m 230lbs, 6’4. My Asics DS Trainers lasted just over 2000km. Just had to drop an On Cloud after 450km. It really depends on the brand. I’ve done 400km in Salming Miles Lite and it’s not showing any signs of wear. Almost all my runs are on pavement or grass.

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  • I really appreciate this! Love running, and we’d all much rather do our running outside. I love Brooks Ghost, but i’ve never invested in the gtx or any other weather proof running shoe. This video is very helpful, however.. are all of these waterproof?? Like NB and Asics? I think i’d get the trail shoes and a ghost gtx. Since i don’t need that shoe type often, they’d last me several seasons i’d think.

  • Congratulations Seth, your videos are amazing, I enjoy all of them.
    I like your passion for trail running…¡¡
    I would like you to make a video that compares the performance of all these shoes: Salomon snow cross 2 Goretex; Salomon S Lab X Alpine 2 Goretex; La Sportiva Aequilibrium Top GTX; Dynafit Sky Pro. Which of them is the lightest and which of them has better resistance to water?

  • I average around 500 miles but ran 1,000 miles with my hoka C5 spilt between road and treadmill.. I had some sore leg issues after so likely too much miles. Will target 500-600 with current hoka C6.

  • These spikes look right compared with Oroc 280 where they hardly protrude from the lugs. The Claws are a much better option, but I don’t think I will ever risk buying Inov8 again. I had much better experience with VJ.

  • I had hoped that Inov-8 hadn’t misspelled Arctic. Nope, only you did. Also, mispronounced it. It’s ArC-tic-Claw. No worries. Common mistake. Might want to fix the title, though. Which is ArticClaw.

  • Arctic!

    QD: Never ran in microspike specific shoes, I usually slap on my Kahtoola micros for winter hikes, but never runs. The spikes on those Innov8’s look like the tips on my black diamond trekking poles, and those are amazingly tacky! Those look awesome!

  • Here in the East, especially in the Appalachians we have tons of rocks on the trails. I’m very curious how the rocks would wear down the spikes; it also seems like the spikes could be dangerous on the rocks causing a slipping hazard.

  • I have run in Get-A-Grip micro tungsten carbide spike pull on rubber covers. I have raced on icy snow covered trails and run on frozen Greenwood Lake (9 miles long!) with them. They have unbelievable bite on the ice…no slipping or sliding! They do make my running shoes heavier though…still beats slipping or falling!

  • I check at 100 miles, then 250 miles to see how many miles I have left. Hokas rarely last more than 150 miles, the original Beacon I stopped using after 170 miles. I weigh 150 pounds and wear out my shoes on the outer corner of the heel and the ball of the foot. I think its better to quit a shoe early to avoid injury. That said-I got more than 500 miles from the early Pegs, the Adidas Supernovas, but my all time favourites Saucony Ride 4’s would last 400 miles easy. I bought a lot of this model.

  • Nice video man! love the shoe reveiws. I have been watching your videos for a while now, and you inspired me to create my own channel. I am not the best at all the editing stuff yet, but i hope the content is good. I started my first seires not to long ago and I hope I that people can lean a thing or two from it.

  • Artic. High tomorrow here in the 60s. Has been in 30s & 40s all week with rain 5 days straight. Looking forward to sunny & warmer. Great video. God bless.

  • No, but it’d be cool to compare my ultraboost atr with fairly minimal lugs to microspikes on different terrains/trails/mountains. May have to get some micro spikes someday soon 😉

  • Microspike-shoes are very common among runners that compete-in/run orienteering here, lots of them using microspikes year-round as long as it’s raining or if you run/race close to mires etc (at least here, with VJ / IceBug / Inov-8 being the most common brands).
    Next stop IceBug Frozen Lake Marathon? where you run a marathon on a frozen fjord in Norway ��

  • I have a pair for few years now, just don’t get much snow and ice now here UK, but I’m loving altra Olympus 3s in our mild winter, 57f today

  • On Wednesday the 20th I ran Lory for the first time in my salmon speedspike cs. Conditions were snow and ice. The speed spikes were phenomenal! Confidence! Confidence! Confidence! Climbed like a billy goat and I was able to bomb down the trails without a single worry.And when I did hit dirt(which was very little and basically mud), the lugs did their job. The shoe was not as cushioned as i would like, but it was the first non Hoka shoe I have ran in, in over 10 years on the trails. So take that with a grain of salt. I would highly recommend the speedspike for icy trails. More testing to come!

  • I’m a huge fan of inov-8 and have a pair of Arctic Claw 275 that I’m waiting to try. So far this winter I’ve been running in Salming iSpikes, and they are astoundingly good.

  • I love my Inov-8 shoes. I’ve recently bought the new TerraUltra G260 and the Mudclaw G260 Graphene shoes. Suited for more UK conditions than ice and snow. Brilliant shoes. My 1st run today in the Mudclaws and I got a 5km PR. The grip is unreal and the new Graphene, even better and more hardwearing.

  • You film quite a bit on those longer runs, is there a lot of stopping because of that? Id be curious to hear your theory on stopping during runs and when it matters. Ive never run in microspikes �� but hardly the need for them in ohio

  • Most miles i put on a shoe before the foam started to lose its original feel was a par of Nike Epic react. I am about 150 lbs and at the 600 km mark, I started to notice a significant change. Usually get anywhere betwem 350-400km out of most shoes before the cushioning starts to lose its original feel.

  • No wonder he’s former pro! Look at him now. Medium socks! ��

    Also just take out the laces for better manoeuvrability and squeezing the dirtiness out of it.

    If you have something like a metal coat hanger, the cheap one lying around bend two of those and stick them in a dryer. With shoes on. Cheap workaround for shoe dryer adapter.:/ But works

  • I’ve just got into running and love these tips. Thanks for making the video. What about things to keep them fresh? Or any cleaning products/gimmicks to use/avoid?

  • Good video, but what about cleaning the interior of the shoes? Did you find that it got all of the mud out? I recently went walking on a very muddy beach and now my shoes are gross and I’m looking for the best way to clean them.

  • Good old radiator. Put newspaper ON TOP of radiator, then cram the shoes on them with maybe paper too. Or better yet, have a heated closet like I lucky do:D Got some warm pipes that keeps the closet warm.

  • Yeah, some cool and logical tips there. If you’ve been running a long time and especially over the winter a lot of these tips you should already know. I, for one, always untie my laces, pull out the insole ( just so it sticks out of the shoe) and place them under the radiator. Two pairs is a must have and not just for winter. I alternate every week between shoes so my shoes can dry out properly. They don’t start smelling then, either.

  • Washing in a 15 minute 30 degrees program once per quarter doesn’t really harm the shoe…..if this gives 5 minutes of spinning at 1200 rpm, that’s a total of 6000 which is more or less equal to a 7 km run I don’t think that will harm the shoes (at least I never experienced any difference after washing), shoes look like new, dry them on a drying rack and they are good to go. My off road shoes I just hose they should be a bit ‘dirty’ anyway!

  • If I’m careful about the water temp and only air dry, can I clean my shoes too much? In other words, does the repeated soaking and drying (I don’t use detergent or soap ) break down the materials more quickly?

  • 400-500 miles if you wear the same shoe daily. 600 plus if you alternate them with another shoe. keep in mind too, the shoes themselves running 3-4 miles a day will last longer than 6-8 per day, even using the same numbers. surfaces count as well.IF you can swing 2 pairs, its worth the investment. it will save your legs and your pocketbook over time.

  • To be honest, I never really clean my shoes, unless they are really muddy. Then I just wash the most of it off with tapid water, and let it dry itself. No toothbrush, no newspaper. Usually cushioning gives up much earlier for me, than the other parts of the shoes. (I have an Asics GT1000, that has 2500+ km in it, the tread is as flat as You can imagine, but the shoe is still ok.) And also, if the shoes take too long to dry, just buy 2 pairs of them:-P Oh, and +1 to the jokes:-) Those were the things that made me spend 2 nights watching GCN videos after I discovered them.

  • 1. Buy black shoes for trail running
    2. Spray with hose when muddy. Remember to remove insole first, and fill with a plastic bag to minimise water getting inside
    3. Dry by radiator / airing cupboard

    Separate pair for track/ indoors

  • You should collaborate or do sth with Triathlon Taren because the amount of triathlon youtubers is pretty small and seeing that happening would be great. That would also help Taren achieve his main goal for 2018.

  • Run ��‍♂️ hang shoes in shed/porch bang off mud then run ��‍♂️ repeat. If you time for all that cleaning then your not training enough. Keep your bike clean and your shoes running