How to Tell if Your Running Shoes Are Worn Out

Here at ArchMasters we often get asked “How often do I need new shoes?” Well, that depends on how often you wear the shoes and type intensity of the activity involved. Many shoe companies will only guarantee their shoes for up to 6 months!

Test your shoes to see how worn out they are!

Find a hard, even surface to test your shoes on. Hold the shoe about 6 inches off the ground and then drop the shoe. If your shoe rocks back and forth then it is probably worn out.

A new shoe will hardly rock. This is ideal because the new shoe will provide you with the most stability and support. If your shoe is worn out you are not getting the most support possible out of your footwear. This can result in foot pain, back pain, or an injury.