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Shoe Odometer - Shoe Pedometer

By February 7, 2009

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Shoe OdometerThe Shoe Odometer has two functions. First, you can use it like any other pedometer, only on your shoe rather than your waistband. It counts steps and estimates distance. But its other function is to tell you how much life you have left in your shoe. Lace the shoe odometer on when you first take the shoes out of the box, and it counts down the usable life of your athletic shoe. (Note: as of mid-2011, this product is no longer available).

I've never been one to keep a shoe mileage log for each of my walking shoe pairs, so I can only estimate when my shoes are dead by feel and by looking at the wear on the sole. I am using the Shoe Odometer with my pair of Reshod Walking Shoes. I only wear those for walking workouts and it will be interesting to see how the wear is on the sole by the time the Shoe Odometer tells me they are dead.

Update: there is an iPhone app to track your shoe mileage, Shoedometer.
If you want a shoe pedometer, a reader suggest SHPedometer

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February 7, 2009 at 5:20 pm
(1) terry shaw says:

Wendy…a really cool peodmetr that reads in any position (!) is the new omron h 303…i’ve tested it on the track and it’s really accurate and it has a trip function that allows you to monitor shorter distances…you might want review it sometime soon…best wishes

June 23, 2009 at 5:02 am
(2) h.breeze says:

Just wantto add my experience.
I did not buy the shoe odometer

I bought the shpedometer. it works awesome 100%accurate when walking & running and jumpingjacks.

I went back and bought 2for$50.00

I never have to look for them. I just put my shoes on and reset then go. they never wiggle or fall off

March 9, 2011 at 2:49 am
(3) Isabella says:

WHERE can I buy my very own SHPedometer?!?!? I need one ASAP! Thanks y’all! :)

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