Well, from the title of this post, you've probably already figured out the theme of this contest. Most runners become very attached to their style of running shoe. Some never stray from style or brand. For some it's even hard for them to part with a particular pair of shoes. Even though they know they're way beyond being safe to run in, they still hang on to them. Elizabeth Quinn from About.com recommends "that you replace running shoes between 350-550 miles depending on your running style, body weight, and the surface on which you run. Lighter runners can get closer to the upper end of the recommendation while heavier runners are harder on shoes and should consider replacement shoes closer to 350 miles."
This contest is a chance to honor and celebrate those loyal trainers that have served you well, but are past their prime. Take a photo of your most "worn-out" pair of running shoes and email them to RunnerDude at firstname.lastname@example.org by July 1st. That gives you about 2 weeks! On July 2nd, the photos of the top 5 most worn-out running shoes will be posted on the blog for the RunnerDude's Blog Readers to view and vote on. Voting for the posted photos will open on Thursday, July 2nd and will stay open until Sunday, July 5th! Can't wait to see some of these shoes!
In an effort to be green and help others at the same time, consider donating your gently used shoes to Soles4Souls. Don't send your completely worn-out shoes, but if you have some shoes that someone else could still get some wear out of, this organization can put them to good use. [Click here] to find out more about this awesome organization.