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It's less about the type of shoe, but how your run in it. Minimalist running shoes should not "wear out" in the traditional sense since they have little or no padding to compress. Because many are just soles, then running until that sole is gone is perfectly fine. It is important to note that the reason they don't have (or need) that cushion is because ...


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I agree with the fact that as the sole of the shoe gets thinner it becomes harder. Which would be awkward for running purposes. It also depends on how you land. If you land on the ball of your foot (if you don't, you should), the layer at the sole at the heels remain flexible for, to be more precise, compressible, which is required. The reason I am saying ...


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I do believe that what Don Branson said in the comments is very much right on the money. I have a friend whom have worked with leather for quite some time now and according to him, a round leather lace should be the best approach if you want something with more staying power than a normal braided string. PS. Just remember to keep those leather laces in ...



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