Sep 29, 2010

Din: 1,000 Mile Shoes

Ever since I reached my 40km+ / week mileage, one of the things that I started to worry about is my shoes. Based on what I have read so far, running shoes need to be replaced once they reach the 600 to 800km marker.

Unfortunately, I am just your average runner who spends for his shoes. Once I reach my planned 50 to 60km+ / week mileage in preparation for my first marathon, this means that I need to replace my shoes every 4 months! This is an expensive proposition considering that a good pair of running shoes costs at least Php 5,000 (around US$ 110).

What is the solution then to this predicament? Well, last week, I just read that there is such a thing as a 1,000 miles shoe. I told myself, if this is indeed true, I think this is the immediate solution to my problem. Imagine, that's 1,600 kilometers!  With a mileage of 60 km per week, this pair of shoes will last at least 7 months!

I have listed below some of the highlights about this pair of shoes.
  • 8 years in development in collaboration with the Army Physical Training Corps. 
  • Awarded with the rights to bear the British Army's famous crossed swords insignia.
  • Costs around 95 pounds which is roughly 6,600 pesos.
  • Click here for more information.


I find it a very appealing pair of shoes because of its style and dark colors. Now, my biggest problem is, how can I get one?



4 comments:

  1. Thank you for the info and I just might order a pair .
    But frankly the best part of running is having a fresh new shoe at least every 3 months.
    I also have at least 5 pairs in my arsenal.
    Thank you again for the info. Regards to both of you and hope to meet you soon

    Raul Patrick Concepcion
    http://runningshield.blogspot.com/

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  2. You're welcome sir Patrick. We are looking forward in meeting you in the near future. Many thanks for visiting our blog.

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  3. thanks chief! =) very much looking forward to it.

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