- Take a look at the bottom of your shoe; if the sole is worn down excessively in any one area, it is likely time to replace them
- “Normal” wear occurs at the outside back of the heel and evenly across the ball of the foot. If you notice any excessive wear in any other areas it may be an indication that the shoe is worn out, or that you may need a different type of shoe for your biomechanical needs
- Put your shoe on a flat, even surface at eye level. Most shoes should sit evenly, without tipping or rocking. If the lugs (rubber sections) of the outsole are more worn down, the shoe may tip or rock, or even sit at an angle. A quick how-to is shown below.
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