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7 minutes ago, sirmoun10goat said:

I am aware of the 800km guide used by many people, but I know often exceed that. But then I also never really ran much more than 15km at a time.

Life has changed a bit and I now regularly run 20-25km.  What do you look out for in terms of determining when your shoes are done for? OP says his shoes are 2 years old. At 10km once a week, that’s over 1000km

Haha good math but only started picking up on the mileage recently and looking for an cost effective upgrade that will be worth the money.

not just buying a brand name because they are established like Nike or Adidas.

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1 minute ago, JeanneMichael du Plessis said:

Haha good math but only started picking up on the mileage recently and looking for an cost effective upgrade that will be worth the money.

not just buying a brand name because they are established like Nike or Adidas.

There is a good reason why most serious runners use the big brands.  You forgot Asics, last time I checked used by the far majority of runners in SA.

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Just now, TheoG said:

There is a good reason why most serious runners use the big brands.  You forgot Asics, last time I checked used by the far majority of runners in SA.

I forgot them because I don't know what would be considered the best rank in the R1000 price range.

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25 minutes ago, sirmoun10goat said:

I am aware of the 800km guide used by many people, but I know often exceed that. But then I also never really ran much more than 15km at a time.

Life has changed a bit and I now regularly run 20-25km.  What do you look out for in terms of determining when your shoes are done for? OP says his shoes are 2 years old. At 10km once a week, that’s over 1000km

Some pointers 

https://www.asics.com/gb/en-gb/asics-advice/changing-your-running-shoes-knowing-when-is-the-right-time.html

https://www.runnersneed.com/expert-advice/gear-guides/replace-running-shoes.html

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Stats from Comrades 2019:

The most popular shoe chosen by runners in 2019 is Asics (9056), followed by Nike (4953), New Balance (3020) and adidas (2866).

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1 hour ago, sirmoun10goat said:

I am aware of the 800km guide used by many people, but I know often exceed that. But then I also never really ran much more than 15km at a time.

Life has changed a bit and I now regularly run 20-25km.  What do you look out for in terms of determining when your shoes are done for? OP says his shoes are 2 years old. At 10km once a week, that’s over 1000km

Look the 800km is also relative. A 90kg runner will ruin shoes faster than a 50kg runner and different surfaces also have different affec. I honestly found that if you pick and choose and work around specials it does make life easier. Most of my shoes are bought on yellow ticket sales or onedayonly. Often I buy multiple of the same shoe. For example leading up to the last 100miler I had 4 pairs in rotation, 2 road and 2 trail. but it was only 2 models of shoe and one was the trail version of the other. That was also like 4 months with over 100km a week. Now I have 3 totally different brands, similar set up in terms of support and drop, but all name brands that were on special.

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