How can I tell when my minimal running shoes go bad?
Let me explain.
The conventional wisdom of marathon runners is that running shoes will eventually 'go bad'. That is, at some point the shoes will still work fine for walking around the house and working in the garden, but they have "lost their bounce". At some point (roughly 400 miles) your standard pair of, say, Nike running shoes will start to feel like the soles are made of concrete.
Standard running shoes lose their bounce.
What about minimal running shoes?
I am training for another marathon in a pair of minimal running shoes (New Balance Minimus). And I know I have run 600 or 700 miles in this one pair of shoes.
But minimal running shoes have no "bounce" to start off with. Just super thin soles. So... does that mean I can run in them until they have holes in the soles?
Do minimal running shoes 'go bad' too? Or do they work just fine until they're holey?