My current running shoes just crossed a major milestone - 500 miles! Its nice to see these shoes lasting longer and longer - in the past I have ditched my shoes around 400 miles because my knees would start to hurt.
I think I have been able to run more miles in each of my shoes because
1) I have been training more and my body is stronger and
2) I use two pairs - one for easy runs and one for my tempo, interval and long runs
My Brooks Ghost 3s are used for all tempo, interval and long runs. I love how light they are and I think having a less clunky shoe has helped my feet and legs to get stronger.
My asics 2150s have been with me for a long time and I only use them on easy runs. Often they feel bulky and big but the extra cushioning helps on my easy runs.
Since I started recording my mileage and tracking my shoes in May 2009 I have gone through 6 pairs - my current two pairs I use are both above 500 miles. Guess it is time to go shopping. I think I want to pick up another pair of Brooks Ghosts! Sorry Asics.
Also since I started recording miles, I have run 1,987.8 miles. Wow. That is a lot. And 823.3 has been just in 2011. It is amazing to see the improvement in the past 2 years and to see that I can run more miles!
Whats the highest mileage you have put on a pair of running shoes?? Happy Tuesday!