While wearing running shoes casually does not wear out the sole like running on in them well, it’s important to know that walking, hiking, and standing in your shoes still can shorten their lifespan.
Running can wear away the outsole due to the friction and movements of the shoes against the ground. This also slowly compresses the midsole in certain locations over time.
Walking and standing in your shoes will not wear away the sole nearly as much as running, but it still can compress the sole and damage the upper due to the bending and flexing of the shoe during walking.
We certainly like to wear our shoes casually as well as during training, and if you do this it’s simply important to realize that they’re not going to last as long as if you’d have a separate pair for your everyday wear.
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