A shoe odometer keeps record of how many miles you have walked in your shoes. That's important to know for knowing when to replace your shoes. 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. Or, I can try to remember when I started wearing the shoes and replace them after a maximum of six months. That's not overly accurate.
You can track your shoe mileage with a variety of apps, such as Shoedometer for iOS. Many workout apps allow you to tag workouts with which pair of shoes you wore in addition to other details. But, just as with any log, few of us do that consistently.
I just tried out Milestone Pod, which functions as both a shoe odometer and shoe pedometer. You lace it onto your shoe and it automatically tracks the mileage from that day forward without you having to do anything. You can also download the app and view your walking or running workout details (including time, distance, pace, and steps for a workout of six minutes or more).
When Should You Replace Your Walking Shoes?
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