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1 of 7 Common Items with Hidden Health Risks
May 15, 2013 at 2:07 PM

Richard Laliberte from Reader's Digest magazine 


Toss: Worn-out sneakers 

Running or walking shoes that easily bend in half at the midsole may increase your risk of injury. Give them the boot. Remember, the average sneaker life span: 300 to 500 miles, or about six months.

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  • momofnatalie
    May 15, 2013 at 2:22 PM

    I admit I have old shoes but I keep them for wearing in the rain.

  • momofsixangels
    May 15, 2013 at 2:41 PM

    I love wearing my old ones

  • lil_mama06
    May 15, 2013 at 2:42 PM

    I keep my old sneakers for gardening before I toss them..Thanks for sharing. 

  • Luvmybooskies
    May 15, 2013 at 8:59 PM

    Holy cow, I just got new sneakers  last month. I have had my last pair for like 7 years lol.

  • Jules_
    by Jules_
    May 15, 2013 at 9:00 PM
    Yeah, mine is much older than that! LOL
  • 1frog
    by 1frog
    May 15, 2013 at 11:10 PM

    I love my old shoes.  I am a hard to fit size, with some foot issues, so when I find something that fits, and is comfie, I keep them.  I don't see the harm.  I have sneakers for gardening, just around the house, and another for errands, rainy weather, etc.

  • newwifenmom
    May 15, 2013 at 11:39 PM


  • MrsRobinson06
    May 16, 2013 at 8:46 PM
    Yay excuse to go shoe shopping!
  • elasmimi
    May 16, 2013 at 9:01 PM

    I hate breaking in new ones.

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