12 Ways to Tell It’s Time to Break Up With Your Sneakers

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In some ways, sneakers are a lot like significant others. When you spend a lot of time playing or working out in the same pair of sneakers, an emotional attachment can begin to develop. Unfortunately, just like a bad relationship, sometimes it’s hard to know when to call it quits on a pair of sneakers that is far past their prime.

Much like the beginning of a relationship, the experience of wearing a brand new pair of sneakers can be eye opening. All of the sudden, you’re feeling all sorts of new, exciting emotions, or in the case of sneakers, technology. However, unlike relationships which are able to progress and potentially lead to lifelong partnerships, each and every pair of shoes will one day meet its end. The thing is, kicks don’t come with any sort of expiration date, and it can sometimes be difficult to determine when they’ve had enough. These are 12 Ways to Tell It’s Time to Break Up With Your Sneakers.

Riley Jones is a freelance writer from Charlottesville, VA and a contributor to Sneaker Report. With an unshakable affinity for basketball and all things ’90s, he can be found on Twitter @rchrstphr.

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  • Nene33

    Awesome list, lol, my usually problems, Tap-dancing soles(so compressed they literally slap on every step), and the shoe warping so badly out of shape(they can’t be worn by humans anymore).