Generally a pair of running shoes will last anywhere from 500 -1000 kms. How long they last will depend on a number of factors including surfaces, weight, and your running style.If you are starting to develop niggles then chances are your running shoes are on their way out. It is always best to get your running shoes and gait assessed by one of our podiatrists, especially if you are developing symptoms. Who knows maybe you are in the wrong type of shoes for your feet.
They may make your legs look longer, be useful as fashion statements or weapons of defence, but walking in high heels increase the risk of developing foot and postural problems.
High- heeled shoes place the foot in an unnatural position, affecting both the foot and posture. Prolonged periods of walking in high heels can:
Place increased stress on the knees, back and neck. Lead to permanent postural changes. Increase pressure on the forefoot resulting in callouses and corns. Increase the chance of developing bunions and toe deformities.