Hey Mike - thanks for the post and also saw your email come thru on B2R, so thought I would respond here, but need to ask you what you mean by hold up?
I just want to get a sense for why you replace at 400-500 miles? Is it wear and tear on the outsole or upper wear and tear? Loss of cushioning?
Give me a sense for this so i can get answer your question.
You might find that the B2R's last longer, because the natural fit and movement will help create better run form and better ground strike.
But get back to me on the above and i can answer fully.
Thanks for the interest - E
Hi Mike & Eric, I've noticed the same wear pattern on the outside of the heel in other shoes.
I've only got 9 miles cumulative so far in my B2R Trail and about 3 miles cumulative on my B2R Raja because I'm still transitioning to them, so it's still too early to tell if the same wear pattern will show up.
But I did do a half marathon this past weekend in an older pair of zero drop shoes and based on some of the photos taken of me later in the race -- after mile 10 -- it looks like I'm dragging the outside of my heels as I touch down, which may be what's causing the wear pattern...
I don't have the mileage on my shoes like you're asking about but I bought the new trail shoes when they came out in Feb. I wore them for the last half of a Hundred miler I did on April 26-27 plus training miles mostly on roads so I think I have less that 200 on them and there is no discernible yet. I also curl up my big toe I inherited that from my dad.
After looking at your photo I took a very close look at my trail shoes. They are built slightly different and still show no visible signs of wear. I have put a fair amount of road miles on them.
Yes, that's happened on my shoes as well. I've had them since January but due to a few lingering injuries haven't really done many miles (probably around 160 miles). They've shown that kind of wear in several places on both shoes but haven't actually torn. My shoes fit well but I think I'll go up a half size next time as I'm wondering if that is causing it. Or maybe it is meant to be like that?