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June 8, 2012 9:34 AM
Does anyone know what causes the heels to wear out prematurely in sneakers? I buy good shoes (Asics). I am constantly buying new sneaks due to heel wearout. I use my sneakers only at the gym and use them to do stairs (stairmaster), treadmill (walk and jog) and elliptical (cybex)... thanks!
June 8, 2012 9:35 AM
Just a guess here....you put all your weight on your heels?


They are only meant to last a few months with daily use. ohwell
  5978
June 8, 2012 9:39 AM
running shoes last between 300-600 miles for most people.

If you notice distinctive wear on your heels, etc, that is because you are using that are the most. From your description, it sounds like you are heel striker. I would suggest that you take a look at your form next time and see if you are overstriding while walking/running.
June 8, 2012 9:43 AM
In addition to the great advice given so far, I'd suggest going to a speciality running store when you're ready for another pair. They should check your stride and use a pressure measurement (to see how your arches fall and where you hold your weight in your feet) and from that can suggest a few different running shoes that would be good for you. They should also watch you try them on and walk around and listen to your feedback to make sure you pick the best one for you.

Just because you're buying a good name brand shoe doesn't mean it's the right shoe for you!
  5367199
June 8, 2012 9:51 AM
Thanks :):) Its the inside of the heel that is wearing out - inside the shoe..... I had my foot fitted to these shoes.... almost like my foot is rubbing the inside back of the shoe.....could they be too loose, too big, too ..something? I have had this problem for years... maybe it is overuse, as someone stated? I do about 9 hours of cardio a week. I have had these shoes for 2 months.... the sole of the shoe looks almost brand new.... albeit I am only using them indoors at the gym....
June 8, 2012 9:53 AM
I have a similar problem---On both of my shoes, the left side wears out quicker than the right. That's the outside side on the left foot and the inside side on the right. Been that way all my life.
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June 8, 2012 9:57 AM
Also, I have a medium arch .. forgot to add that :):) thanks!
June 8, 2012 7:40 PM
If you got custom made Orthodic inserts for your shoes, your pronation problems wouldn't be as acute. Do you have pain in your feet, legs or back?
  5978
June 8, 2012 7:59 PM
tnqnt isn't talking about the bottom of the shoe wearing out. The inside cloth bit behind the hill.


And I don't know. Mine are always destroyed in 2 months too.
June 8, 2012 8:30 PM
QUOTE:

If you got custom made Orthodic inserts for your shoes, your pronation problems wouldn't be as acute. Do you have pain in your feet, legs or back?


Hi:-) no pain other than fatigue.... just prone to blisters on heels due to my wearing out of heel of shoes..
June 8, 2012 8:31 PM
QUOTE:

tnqnt isn't talking about the bottom of the shoe wearing out. The inside cloth bit behind the hill.


And I don't know. Mine are always destroyed in 2 months too.


Precisely that :-)
September 14, 2012 1:28 AM
Okay, I'm having the same issue as tnqnt. I got my pair end of June or so, hole appeared after maybe 6 wks - and checking my diary - 20 kms running ! (12 miles)
Other than I walk in them to work and back, which is 1 hr x 5 days a week (if it's not raining). And I wear them at the gym, but if I'm not on the treadmill as detailed above, it's just the bike or weights. I don't do classes or anything.
I'm quite a newbie to running too and it took some convincing for me to spend $$$ on shoes.
Mine are Asics GT-2170 and I got fitted for these too - but bought them off wiggle so returning them could be questionable.
I've sent Asics an email to see what they say, but I've noticed in a few forums it seems quite common with Asics.
I am an overpronator - is that the word? I realise this could make a bit of difference, but 20 kms ??
A friend wears the same shoes and they last her a year, she runs probably up to 20 kms a week.

Sorry for the novel

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