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  So we’ve gone past what’s good for your feet to now when should you retire those sneakers. I totally understand that you love your sneakers, you’ve had to look far and wide for the right pair, they don’t make them like the one you have and that you’ve fallen madly in love with them but please understand that the relationship between them and your feet is over! Those of you who are in denial will go far as washing them to make them look new again so you can spend some more time with them but again it’s over.
Here are a couple signs and factors that can determine when it’s time to part ways:
• Shin splints - tiny micro tears within the fascia and muscle tissue that run along the tibia bone causing pain. This occurs because the shock absorption in your sneakers has run its course and has naturally deteriorated caused by your pounding of the pavement.
• Knee pain - again, the shock absorption in your sneakers is gone but you’re still going along with the program. The pain can be worse for those who are trying to lose weight. Training with extra weight can be brutal, therefore causing more harm than good. If you’re beginning a program or if you’re transitioning into higher intensity training seek to make a change or an upgrade to better cushioning.
• Foot pain and sore arches - those with flat feet and low arches are vulnerable to this problem. Very few sneaker merchants know what’s best for their customers and usually sell what looks good and not address the issue of low arches or flat feet. Continuing to run with old sneakers whose arch support has weakened is asking for stress fractures and other serious problems with your feet.
• When they stink - that sort of goes without saying. You can put your feet in a lot of problems where foot fungus can make things pretty uncomfortable for not just you, but for all who have to be around your smelly feet.
So now you know what you have to look for do have fun shopping for a fresh pair of kicks. Good luck!

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