A Guide to Taking Care & Getting the Most Out of Your Trainers

How long do running shoes last?

Running shoes last for 500 miles or two years.

Can I run everyday in the same pair of trainers?

It takes 24 hours for the cushioning to recover after a run, if you do run everyday, it’s a good idea to have two pairs and alternate them.

What’s the best way to clean my trainers?

You can wash your trainers with warm water and soap. It’s not a good idea to put your running shoes in the washing machine, this is the fastest way to break down the glue which holds the shoes together, and to ruin the cushioning in your shoe.

Can I use my running shoes in the gym?

If possible use a different pair, or an old pair of running shoes for the gym. Weight training in running shoes will compress the cushioning, and reduce the amount of cushioning protection you have when running.

Can I use my running shoes for gym classes?

Running shoes will give you the cushioning you need for gym classes such as aerobics, step, bodypump and body jam classes. If you want your running shoes to last for as long as possible for running, it is a good idea to have a separate pair of trainers for your gym classes as using your running shoes for these classes will breakdown the protective cushioning faster. As running shoes are made for forward motion, classes where you are stepping sideways, will break down the support protection in the shoes.

How do I dry my Running Shoes if they get wet?

Stuff them with newspaper and place them near a heater, though not directly on top of a heater, or in the dryer.

Try to keep your trainers in an even temperature room, rather than a cold or damp area e.g. a garage, or in direct sunlight in summer.

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