How long do shoes typically last?
On average, shoes will last about eight to 12 months with regular, everyday wear. Of course, athletic or work footwear may not last as long due to the more demanding use. Knowing the signs of worn-out shoes, such as wear on the outsole, heel and upper, is important.
How do shoes get worn out?
In general, most shoes last for 300-500 miles. As you walk (or run) on shoes, the pressure of shock absorption wears down the shoe's heel, forefoot, and midsole. As that happens, the cushion weakens and the support the shoe once offered all but disappears.