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?


  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

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

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