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How Do I Know When It Is Time to Replace My Athletic Shoes?

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When athletic shoes should be replaced depends upon amount of usage, signs of wear and age of the shoe. The four main components of an athletic that can break down or wear out: outer sole, midsole, heel counter and shank or cut out area of the shoe.

The outer sole material is made of a carbon rubber, which is meant to be very abrasion resistant. Some athletic shoes will have a harder and more resilient rubber at the heel of the shoe since this is where most of the wear will occur. Once...

When athletic shoes should be replaced depends upon amount of usage, signs of wear and age of the shoe. The four main components of an athletic that can break down or wear out: outer sole, midsole, heel counter and shank or cut out area...

Health Tip: Get the Right Fit for Athletic Shoes

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Suggestions for choosing the right pair (*this news item will not be available after 11/15/2011)

By Diana Kohnle Wednesday, August 17, 2011

(HealthDay News) -- Wearing properly-fitted athletic shoes can keep your feet comfy during a workout and help reduce the risk of injury.

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons offers these suggestions for choosing athletic shoes:Shop for shoes when your feet are their largest -- either at the end of the day or after a workout.Try on shoes...