These shoes are made for running!

The weather is getting warmer and spring is fast approaching, so many of you will start running.  Some of you may be continuing your current cardiovascular exercise program while others may be jogging for the first time.  Either way, it is important to know the basic facts about your running shoes.  Exercising in shoes that are worn out from too many miles of usage is one of the leading causes of injury in the lower extremity, so before you hit the road we’re going to give you a test to see just how much you actually know about your running shoes. 

  1. At what mileage should running shoes be replaced?
  2. How much shock absorption is lost after 50, 150, 250, or 400 miles of running on a pair of shoes?
  3. What are some tips to prolong the life of your running shoes?
  4. Where are the best places to buy running shoes?
  5. What are signs of wear to look for on your current shoes?

Click here for the answers.  And check out the Physical Therapy/Sports Medicine page of our website for more information about the services we offer to students.  If you’re having any problems with your muscles or joints, we can get you back on track and help you hit the ground running again!

Pamela Bork, PT
Student Health Services
The Ohio State University