The 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.
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