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How to Know When It’s Time for Your Sneakers to Go

How to Know When It’s Time for Your Sneakers to Go

In the New Year, I’m committed to putting the fun back into being healthy. One fun commitment I’ve made is getting 8,000 steps in per day, and it’s going great so far! I love getting the fresh air, stepping out of the house, and getting in some movement. 

Since I’m getting out more than usual, I’m putting a lot more miles on my sneakers. A couple of weeks ago, I noticed that my feet were getting more tired and sore after my walks than usual. I replaced my sneakers, and I’ve seen such a huge difference in the way I feel after my walks. 

I typically find that I need to replace my sneakers about every six months. I just ordered some new ones, so let’s break down how you can know when it’s time for those old sneakers to go and why it’s so important for your workout!

The biggest tip to know when it’s time to replace your shoes is to take a look at the tread on the bottom. I purchased the exact same pair as my old shoes, so I compared the shoes from six months ago with my new ones.  I noticed that the new ones aren’t worn down on the bottoms and have a lot of tread. It’s a remarkable difference between the two pairs of shoes, and it makes a remarkable difference in my body, too!

It might seem like a little thing, but it’s really so important that we get new sneakers whenever they’re worn out because in order to enjoy our workout, we need to not be miserable after it. Some muscle soreness is fine (and expected) because it shows you’re making progress and putting in work, but you shouldn’t have an achy feeling in your feet that tells you they just don’t want to keep going. 

It’s so important that we have the right equipment to take care of our bodies, and it can be as simple as updating your sneakers! 

Now I know that I’ll enjoy tomorrow’s walk without any aches or pains! That will make it so much easier for me to continue to get out there day after day, so it’s worth the investment. 

I know that lots of us are still working on our exercise habits and bringing them into our daily lives, and one of the best tips I can give you is to make sure you’ve got the equipment you need in the condition you need it in. 

How are you prioritizing your workout in the New Year? Let me know in the comments!

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