* Regular activities like running and walking wear down your footwear
* This in-shoe tracker lets you know when your shoes have reached their limit
* The slimline design easily slips into any adult or child-size running shoe
If you’re a regular runner or have recently committed to running your first long-distance event, you’ll already know that training miles quickly add up. Keeping track of miles ran can actually be more hassle than it’s worth. While your body may recover with the right rest and food intake, your running footwear won’t, and running on old footwear can leave you susceptible to injury. So how do you know when the right time to replace your running shoes is? That’s where the Mino Footwear Compression Tracker steps in.
This USA-made tracker slips into any running shoe, left or right, adult or child size. It features an advanced, progressive 6-LED lighting system to indicate the distance you’ve traveled using different colors for each milestone. This lighting system allows you to see how long your shoes have left. It also tells you when it’s time to switch to a new pair.
The smart technology inside the tracker uses an algorithm which differentiates between walked steps and running steps, averaging them to ensure you don’t change out your shoes too soon or too late. The tracker is great for all kinds of exercise and surfaces, whether it’s running, walking, roads or treadmills.
Installation is as simple as slipping the tracker into your shoe and under the sole. There’s no set up, charging, calibration or any complicated processes. The soft foam also allows the tracker to disappear, so you won’t even notice it’s there. But, for those who are worried about unbalancing themselves, the kit comes with a second, non-functioning ‘spacer’ for your other shoe.
Each tracker has a one-shoe lifespan, allowing you to track that pair up to a maximum of 400 miles worth of running before the life cycle is complete. The tracker works on the idea that 1 mile equals 600 steps. It’s advised that you check your progress every 3 to 4 weeks by holding down the blue ‘O’ button.
The next time you invest in a pair of running shoes make sure you also invest in a Mino tracker to put inside. It will prevent any guesswork when it comes to the lifespan of your shoes. Keep in mind, ensuring your running shoes have the correct amount of protection can be the difference between running comfortably and sitting on the sidelines with an unwanted injury.