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Percy Williams
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Ok to stock up on shoes?

Postby bluejay » Fri Dec 25, 2015 10:22 pm


Shoe question...Is it ok to stock up on running shoes even if they may not be used for several months or more? I don't need new shoes yet, but probably later in the year. I vaguely remember reading that it may not be the best idea, but can't remember. However, the shoes I wear are on sale, and have extra savings for Boxing day! (runningfree.com has extra 20% off for boxing week if anyone is interested!)

Thank you!

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Kevin Sullivan
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Re: Ok to stock up on shoes?

Postby Jwolf » Fri Dec 25, 2015 10:34 pm

Several months is fine. Sometimes I buy some that I won't use for over a year. :)
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Re: Ok to stock up on shoes?

Postby richie-rich » Sun Dec 27, 2015 8:39 am

i've never had an issue doing what you are doing. i've had shoes that i've kept in the box for 2 years before using them.

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