Now that spring’s underway and you’re kick-starting your fitness regimen, it might be time to get a new pair of sneakers. Plus, there are so many cute new shoes out in stores. Here’s how to know you’re ready for a fresh pair.
1. The Push Test: Put one hand inside your shoe, then press on the sole with your other hand. If you can feel your fingers through the shoe, most likely your sole is worn thin or the cushioning has become compressed.
2. The Soreness Test: Take inventory of your body. Do you notice extra muscle fatigue, shin splints or joint pain—especially in your knees? That could be an indication that the bounce is gone in your trusty sneaks.
3. The sniff test: Do your shoes smell bad, even after your wash them? Do your gym bag a favor and splurge on a new pair.