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Is It Time to Update Your Running Shoes?


Article by Hayley Hyer

Photography by Stock Images

Whether you run, walk, or skip, if you're hitting the pavement most days this summer, the tread of your shoes is probably going to run down way before your shoes actually start to look worn out.

Appearances can be deceiving, and shoes that still look nice on top may not be providing the same amount of support as they did when you first got them.

"One tell-tale sign that you need new running shoes is if the treads, especially on the soles, are worn-out. The soles last longer than the shoe's cushioning and shock absorbency, so if the soles are worn down, it's definitely time for new ones. You should never run in shoes that have worn-down soles. Save them for working in the garden or mowing the lawn." —Christine Luff, Very Well Fit

READ MORE: Signs Your Running Shoes Need to Be Replaced

If you check your shoes and realize you're now in the market for an update, check out some of these new styles!

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 20

"Our Go-To-Shoe is turning 20 and isn't slowing down. New, integrated GuideRails® support is smoother than ever while just-right cushioning softens every step." —Brooks

Nike Pegasus Trail 2

"Find your wings on the path less traveled. The Nike Pegasus Trail 2 delivers durability and responsiveness to runners, trail athletes and outdoor enthusiasts. Versatile enough for your everyday miles, it features an ideal fit with plush cushioning and tough traction." —Nike

adidas Edge Lux 4

"Sometimes life is so busy you feel like you're living out of your gym bag. Who wants to carry three pairs of shoes in there? These adidas shoes will take you from an early-morning run around the reservoir to an evening HIIT class and keep you stylish and comfortable for everything that happens in between." —adidas

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