Re: How long do after market insoles last?
Ozzie Gontang <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message news:<email@example.com>...
> In article <yuZcc.firstname.lastname@example.org>, eNo
> <email@example.com> wrote:
> > Legend wrote:
> > > A while back I bought a Spenco insole to add
> > > cushioning to my New Balance 587's. Nothing fancy, it
> > > was about $16.00 (http://www.spenco.com/prod_footcare-
> > > _polywalker.html). I use it in addition to the insole
> > > that comes with the shoe.
> > >
> > > I replace my 587's every 500 miles, and I've used this
> > > same insole in each new pair of shoes that I've
> > > bought. I run about 16 miles a week. How long will
> > > this insole last before I need to replace it? Thanks.
> > With soft insoles, I'd say you have to change it with
> > each pair. But that's just a somewhat logical guess. One
> > way to be a little more scientific: buy a new pair of
> > insoles and compare, through squeezing, whether you have
> > signficant differences in cushioning between the new and
> > 500 mile pairs. Again, my guess is, yes.
> Having run bare socked for the past 20+ years,, I use the
> regular Spenco neoprene insoles with nothing added. Just
> the flat Spenco insole. I'll switch them out every week or
> two weeks, as I have about 4 pair of shoes I run in and
> cycle through.
> I take out the insole that comes with the shoe and put in
> the Spenco.
> Using the insole with the other insole to me seems like a
> bit of overkill.
> Regarding these unadorned Spenco insoles, they last me a
> few years. Usually the green material on top wears out
> before the neoprene.
> In health and on the run, Ozzie Gontang Maintainer -
> rec.running FAQ Director, San Diego Marathon Clinic,
> est. 1975
> Mindful Running: http://www.mindfulness.com/mr.asp
Thanks to all who responded.
Buying a new pair of Spencos and doing the squeeze
comparison is a good suggestion, I think I'll do that. These
Spencos are 3 years old, I'm on my 3rd pair of shoes with
them. When I bought them on the advice of a friend, he had
said that the pair he was using were going on 3 years; they
Overkill to be using two insoles? Naw. I could use all the
cushioning I can get. I'm 6'1" 245 lbs. I was 285 when I
started running 5 years ago.
firstname.lastname@example.org (Not HIM) wrote in message
> email@example.com (Legend) wrote in message
> > I run about 16 miles a week. How long will this insole
> > last before I need to replace it? Thanks.
> BE SERIOUS???? At that mileage you could use them forever
> with no problems.
*Nothing* lasts forever.
> You could quite easily run barefoot at that level.
I've read alot of the old posts in this NG, and I've seen
the "running barefoot" mentioned frequently. I haven't
drilled down though to examine exactly what the reasoning is
behind it. At first I imagined people out there running with
no shoes...bare feet pounding the pavement.
As long as you brought it up, care to explain what the
advantage is to running barefoot? And is my low mileage one
of the criteria for doing so?
> Your shoes are dieing from old age, not excess mileage.
Yeah yeah yeah, I catch your drift. Hey, not everyone is a
hard core runner doing 50+ miles a week. Sure my 16 mpw may
seem paltry to you, but you know what?...it works for me.
After my 4 miles in 40 minutes I have an endorphin high that
lasts 4 or 5 HOURS, sometimes longer. I love it. I'm not
pushing the envelope, I run at a relaxed, enjoyable pace,
recovery from my runs is a breeze. At 44, my overall fitness
level is excellent, I feel great, my bp is 100/66, resting
heart rate is around 50.
If it'll make ya feel any better, this summer I plan on
adding one more run day per week...upping my weekly mileage
to 20. LOL