How long should running shoes last? It’s been said the average lifespan of a running shoe is roughly 500 miles. This is going to vary depending on:
-how heavy you land
-the surfaces you run on (treadmill shoes last longer)
-the frequency of your runs
-whether or not you rotate your shoes
-Two pairs of shoes is great, but I’m telling you that the best marathon running shoes are ones you’ve worn for maybe a month or two, while rotating with another pair.
Need some outdoor gear to get through the long sleeve season? Credit per Outside Online. I call this the sweater of many uses. I’ve worn mine to work at least once a week for years because I love the styling and because it’s thin enough to wear indoors. Thanks to the Bolivian llama wool build, the Libre is also great for backcountry skiing because it reatains heat, even when damp with sweat. I throw it over a baselayer on the climb up, and it provides just enough warmth without causing me to overheat. When it's time for the descent, I throw a shell on top of the Libre for wind protection.
Here in the midwest (Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, North and South Dakota), and anywhere where snow takes a toll on your workout and/or fitness endeavors, you have to think about your gear. With Fat Tiring or mountain biking, we typically think about the pedals, shoes, gaiters, clothing, gloves, face and eye protection, helmet, fenders, lights, and the bike itself. Think about your clothing layers not in terms of what the current temp is outside but probably 10-20 degrees less due to your body warming up. For the rest of the gear, we turn to one of our local bike shops in Erik's, located in Minneapolis, with stores in Bloomington, Burnsville, Coon Rapids, Deerfield, Eagan, Eau Claire, Eden Prairie, Highland Park, Madison, Maple Grove, Milwaukee, Minnetonka, Rochester, Roseville, Sioux Falls, Saint Cloud, Saint Louis Park, Vadnais Heights and Woodbury. They will treat ya right! Photo Credit Erik's