I love getting new running shoes! I have been running in Asics Gel Nimbus for years now. When I first started running I had knee pain and didn’t love my shoes but after some trial and error and running gait analyses I began with these shoes and have been wearing them ever since! I also use SuperFeet blue insoles and love them as well! I don’t have a set mileage that I change my shoes, it is more based on feel. When my shins start hurting while running that is usually my indicator to get new shoes. This time it has been 6 months since I last bought shoes and that is longer than normal but I haven’t been running as much the last couple months. The inserts can be used twice as long as the shoes so I just switched them over from my other pair of shoes. I’ve also learned over the years to tie my shoelaces like this (utilizing the extra shoelace hole):
This helps keep my foot in place while running. I used to get blisters on the tip of my toes and I believe it was due to my foot sliding around in the shoe. I also know that the blisters were caused by not wearing proper running socks. When I switched over to actual running socks (can be purchased at your local running store) it made all the difference! No more blisters! I mostly run in Balega socks but I have one pair of Feetures! socks that I got for Christmas one year (yes, socks are a GREAT present for runners). And make sure you have the right size running shoes. For me I’ve had to go up a size from my regular shoes because my feet swell when they get hot during running. The laces trick, the running socks, and wearing a larger shoe have made all the difference in protecting my feet against dreaded blisters. One final note: It is also important that if you are switching brands or types of running shoes that you ease into wearing them. Since I continuously wear Asics Gel Nimbus I can usually switch shoes with no problems but in the past when I switched from a shoe with less support to a shoe with more support, I quickly realized it was not a good idea to run many miles in them right off the bat. Let your feet and legs get used to the new shoes before wearing them on a long training run.