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What to look out for in running shoes & clothing

A well-fitted running shoe will do the trick. Get professional advice. In order to avoid overloading due to loss of stability and damping of the running shoes, these should be replaced regularly. Depending on wear, runner weight and surface, the running shoe has a lifespan of between 700 and 1200 running kilometres. At 20 running kilometres per week, this corresponds to a shoe life of approximately one year.

If you train regularly, you should have more than one pair of running shoes. This provides variety for the foot and joints and prevents one-sided strain. An old running shoe also offers less support.