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Get new track shoes every season if you're on a team, every six months if you run recreation-ally, and every three hundred miles (approximately three months) if you train or race a lot.
Some track shoes are built for racing; those are track spikes and only need to be replaced when they get worn down structurally, worn out, or break. The actual spikes that screw into the bottom of the spike plates on underside of the shoe can be changed every few weeks or competitions depending on the surface.
how can u tell if they r bening worn down structuraly
I think that's really dumb to have to by new shoes every year. Some people can't do that. Some of the shoes for some areas it no cheap. So really I think you only should have to pay for one pair of shoes and when I are tore up or something then get a new pair but 6 months. Come on.