How long ago did you buy a new pair of exercise shoes? Did you know that every time you run, every stride you take puts three or four times your body weight onto your feet? With this in mind, shoe companies place ethyl vinyl acetate (EVA), polyurethane, or a special branded blend of materials in the midsole of the shoe to soften and limit the amount of impact on our ankles and knees.
As your shoes wear from repeated usage, the likelihood of an injury significantly increases because your shoes aren’t absorbing enough of that jolt. As the cushioning or shoe support gradually breaks down the impact on your muscles and joints can be directly affected.
Let’s remedy those sore feet arches, reduce possible injuries and get rid of those old smelly running shoes. Treat yourself to a new pair if you’re starting to feel more impact – don’t wait for an injury! Not to mention the fact that new and improved sneakers weigh less than 300 grams so carting them around in your workbag shouldn’t be a problem!