This is what they looked like at 500 miles (surprisingly clean, thanks to my final run in them including a flash flood with ankle deep water):
|Most of the wear is on the inside, under my bunion :(|
|The sides blew out thanks to my wide feet. This happens in all my shoes.|
|Significant wear on the insole|
So really, not that bad. Besides the typical holes at my (wide) forefoot and insole wear, they aren't really too devastated.
I barely got 400 miles out of my last pair of Kinvara 5's, and while I ran 400 in the single pair of Kinvara 6's I owned, they should have been replaced long before. Why did this pair last longer? Probably because I alternated them with my New Balance Zantes. Rotating shoes is supposed to prolong the life of the foam by allowing it to spring back.
I have to admit, while I'm glad I got all 500 miles out of these, my feet and legs are really appreciating the new pair!
How long do your shoes last?