You guys, seriously, this rain. I miss the sun! I may have forgotten what it looks like.
But with the rain comes some soggy and dirty shoes, especially running on the trails. When I ran Boston this year, my shoes actually looked brand new afterwards… but usually after running on the trails, they are covered in mud.
But the number one thing you shouldn’t do? Washing your running shoes in a washing machine. Jena Winger, associate product line manager from Brooks Running, says that this is because it breaks down important components in the shoes (e.g., DNA, the cushioning technology) that help you run safely and comfortably.
I never even thought to do this, but Jena recommends that if you want to get rid of the dirt or mud, use a toothbrush and soap. Check out THESE TIPS if you need to get rid of that wonderful stench that comes with soggy miles.
And of course, if your shoes are really dirty, it may be time to replace them. Jena says running shoes should be replaced every 300-400 miles. It may be sooner or later, depending on your body type, how you run and where you run. Most of the time, you can tell its time to say adios to a pair when you start feeling unusual aches and pains, such as knee pain or shin splints.
How do you clean your running shoes? Do you keep them dirty or try to keep them clean?
What are you doing this weekend? Anyone racing?
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