"You can't take it with you," goes the saying, but that doesn't stop us from trying to hang on to them. Though we understand they are just material possessions that can be replaced, many of us still cannot help but develop connections to our belongings.
Maybe it’s an old blanket from your childhood that you’re still using today or maybe you have a decade-old shirt that still fits so you don’t want to throw it out even if it already has some holes.
This is not a rare occurrence. People tend to get sentimental. For the most part, it’s no big deal, but there are also times when letting go is the right thing to do.
When it comes to shoes and sneakers in particular, it would be best to stop using them once they start to show that they will no longer work properly for your body.
To learn more about those telltale signs, please read on.
Something’s off with the Appearance of the Sneakers
Let’s get the obvious one out of the way first. The easiest way to tell if you need a pair of new sneakers is by first checking out how your old ones look.
Are there tears in the fabric? Or maybe that small hole you shrugged off months ago has now turned into something more problematic?
The underside of the sneaker will also tell you right away if something’s wrong. Thinning and worn down soles can be easily spotted and it is not a good idea to continue using sneakers that have this issue. If you insist on doing so, you’re just opening yourself up to potential injury.
Speaking of injuries…
Your Body Starts to Feel Different after Wearing the Sneakers
Wearing old sneakers doesn’t just bring down your style; it can also adversely affect your health as well.
According to Elite Daily, there are several physical indicators that will let you know if your sneakers have become problematic.
At first you may just notice that your feet are developing an unpleasant odor. Over time, sweat residue builds up in the sneakers causing the shoes to take on a not so pleasing smell.
You may also notice that your feet are getting more blisters. Friction is usually the cause for blisters. When your sneakers’ soles have gotten too thin, they won’t provide that much protection anymore, thus leading to increased friction and more blisters on your feet.
The problematic side effects of wearing old sneakers will affect more than just your feet. If you continue to stubbornly use your old sneakers, expect to experience some joint pain particularly in your knees.
To put it simply, old sneakers are bad for your health as well as your appearance.
They Still Don’t Feel Comfortable on Your Feet
It’s not just old sneakers that can prove problematic. Even newer pairs may present their own issues. After buying a new pair of sneakers, it’s normal if they don’t feel super comfortable right away.
However, if you’ve already used them a few times and you’re struggling with the comfort level, then something is probably wrong.
The idea that you’ll have to spend again to replace your recently bought yet uncomfortable sneakers is frustrating, but it’s better than dealing with the lingering effects of wearing ill-fitting shoes.
Rather than struggling with uncomfortable sneakers, you can always take a look at Belvedere's sneakers; we have the Parkers in three gorgeous colors. -And if there's one overwhelming word of praise that we get from all our shoes, it's "comfortable."