HOW TO TELL IF YOUR SHOES NEED REPLACING
TIP 1: THE OUTSOLE
Watch for wearing down – similar to a car or bike tyre tread – on the lateral heel and forefoot.
TIP 2: THE MIDSOLE
Look for compression and crease lines coupled with the cushioning becoming firmer and changing shape.
TIP 3: THE UPPER
Monitor for holes in the upper mesh. Over time the upper will stretch, causing your foot to move around and decrease stability.
TIP 4: THE INNER HEEL
Check the heel liner material for compression. This happens over time as you take shoes on and off, and can impact the fit.
TIP 5: THE FIT
If you notice the fit of your shoe has changed, it’s time to get refitted for a new pair.
GET FITTED BY THE EXPERTS
Head into your local The Athlete’s Foot store and ask to speak to one of their Fit Technicians to learn how to make your shoes fit for your next parkrun!
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