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*Questionnaire*: When is it time for new running shoes?

  • 12-02-2020 10:31am
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    Registered Users Posts: 28 chrismean


    Hi Runners,

    I thought it could be interesting to put together a short questionnaire on how we manage our running shoes, when we replace & some of the related factors.

    Running shoe companies have set out some guidelines for shoe replacement: Asics says about 450 to 550 miles. Brooks differentiates between their shoe models, suggesting that you can get 300-500 miles from their everyday pairs, or about 250-300 miles from their lightweight racers. A Saucony rep says about 300-500 miles, depending on your gait. Two of the big American running stores (Road Runner Sports , REI) write online that you can expect up to about 500 miles from a pair.

    But what are people doing in the real world? I will report back with the data and statistics from this short questionnaire....it will be fun!

    https://is.gd/runningshoewear


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13 ✭✭✭ Parkrun


    Was about to fill it out, then seen 'non binary' as a gender option. I closed it down.


  • Registered Users Posts: 28 chrismean


    In fairness, I just followed best practice guidelines for asking about gender:

    https://dl.acm.org/doi/10.1145/3338283


  • Registered Users Posts: 299 ✭✭ Rossi7


    Parkrun wrote: »
    Was about to fill it out, then seen 'non binary' as a gender option. I closed it down.

    So much for your user name advocating "inclusiveness and wellbeing" :rolleyes:


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,492 ✭✭✭ Murph_D


    Rossi7 wrote: »
    So much for your user name advocating "inclusiveness and wellbeing" :rolleyes:

    Not to mention the uppercase 'p' :rolleyes:


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13 ✭✭✭ Parkrun


    Rossi7 wrote: »
    So much for your user name advocating "inclusiveness and wellbeing" :rolleyes:
    I'm totally for advocating inclusiveness & wellbeing for all males and females, 100%.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 28 chrismean


    Ok @Parkrun.
    I'm just happy if this thread is seen by more people.

    174 respondents, but mainly participants identifying as male! Be great to get more of a mix :)


  • Moderators, Regional Abroad Moderators Posts: 26,928 Mod ✭✭✭✭ rainbow kirby


    Done, and it's nice to see some inclusivity in survey design.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,825 ✭✭✭ IvoryTower


    i don't keep track of how many miles I use them before I change them, sorry!


  • Registered Users Posts: 28 chrismean


    Thanks @ivorytower - i ask about other ways people decide when it's time to replace too....


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,109 ✭✭✭ PaulieC


    What brand do you wear - Adidas
    What Model - no adidas in the list :eek:

    Maybe if you spent more time on the *actual* intention of the survey i.e. how long do your shoes last, it might be worthwhile.

    FWIW, I wear Adidas Ultraboost. My current longest wearing pair have about 650 miles on them. Previously retired pair had 850


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  • Registered Users Posts: 28 chrismean


    Adidas is in the List (everyday shoes). And there's space to add it in as 'Other' for space.
    I pulled a list of bestselling models for each broad categorisation.

    Who knows how long shoes actually last? There is no singular test available for this. I'm interested in strategies people take to determine. It was just meant as a bit of fun, and maybe I would design a proper study if anything interesting emerges.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,825 ✭✭✭ IvoryTower


    chrismean wrote: »
    Thanks @ivorytower - i ask about other ways people decide when it's time to replace too....

    Okay yes I didn't have to answer it, done!


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,178 ✭✭✭ Ceepo


    chrismean wrote: »
    Hi Runners,

    I thought it could be interesting to put together a short questionnaire on how we manage our running shoes, when we replace & some of the related factors.

    Running shoe companies have set out some guidelines for shoe replacement: Asics says about 450 to 550 miles. Brooks differentiates between their shoe models, suggesting that you can get 300-500 miles from their everyday pairs, or about 250-300 miles from their lightweight racers. A Saucony rep says about 300-500 miles, depending on your gait. Two of the big American running stores (Road Runner Sports , REI) write online that you can expect up to about 500 miles from a pair.

    But what are people doing in the real world? I will report back with the data and statistics from this short questionnaire....it will be fun!

    https://is.gd/runningshoewear

    Do you mind me asking, what is your intention with the results of the survey.

    In a remarkable coincidence there is the exact same thread on letsrun and would you believe I was also started yesterday.

    https://www.letsrun.com/forum/flat_read.php?thread=9835658#9836545


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,178 ✭✭✭ Ceepo


    chrismean wrote: »
    Hi Runners,

    I thought it could be interesting to put together a short questionnaire on how we manage our running shoes, when we replace & some of the related factors.

    Running shoe companies have set out some guidelines for shoe replacement: Asics says about 450 to 550 miles. Brooks differentiates between their shoe models, suggesting that you can get 300-500 miles from their everyday pairs, or about 250-300 miles from their lightweight racers. A Saucony rep says about 300-500 miles, depending on your gait. Two of the big American running stores (Road Runner Sports , REI) write online that you can expect up to about 500 miles from a pair.

    But what are people doing in the real world? I will report back with the data and statistics from this short questionnaire....it will be fun!

    https://is.gd/runningshoewear

    Do you mind me asking, what is your intention with the results of the survey.

    In a remarkable coincidence there is the exact same thread on letsrun and would you believe I was also started yesterday.

    https://www.letsrun.com/forum/flat_read.php?thread=9835658#9836545


  • Registered Users Posts: 28 chrismean


    Just out of general curiosity really. I couldn't find any good data on shoe changing behaviour - and i thought it could be interesting to look at with a rough and ready questionnaire.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,825 ✭✭✭ IvoryTower


    ARE YOU NIKE


  • Registered Users Posts: 28 chrismean


    HA I wish!


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,591 ✭✭✭✭ ted1


    chrismean wrote: »
    HA I wish!

    Decathlon?


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