Jogging offers tremendous exercise for millions of people every day. While traumatic injuries are fairly uncommon, overuse injuries to the lower body can develop over time. Your running shoes are your only real equipment protecting you from the impact of your feet pounding the pavement thousands of times each day. Those running shoes will wear out over time. Replace running shoes every six months or after every 500 miles you run.
Also inspect them to see if you’re wearing them out in one location faster than others. For example, if you overly supinate, you’ll likely see more wear on the outside of the soles. Noticing the wear patterns can help you select the appropriate types of running shoes for your feet.
How can you select an appropriate running shoe for your foot?
Can barefoot running or wearing minimalist shoes prevent injuries?
I realize many joggers have switched to barefoot running or minimalist shoes. Discussion of the pros and cons of barefoot running goes beyond the scope of this tip. If you do wear traditional running shoes, though, ensure they are in good condition.