GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

Sneaker Lifespan Statistics

The average lifespan of sneakers is approximately 9 months to 4 years, depending on factors such as frequency of wear, maintenance, and quality of materials.

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"On average, a quality pair of athletic sneakers can last approximately 350-500 miles or about 4-6 months of activity."

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"Roughly 70% of running shoes are worn out after 500 miles due to midsole damage."

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"50% of athletic shoe purchasers only buy a new pair after their old kicks are 'completely worn out'."

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"Athletes training from 3 to 4 times a week where sneakers only last 5 to 6 months on average."

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"Athletic shoes made out of synthetic leather have on average 29% longer lifespan than those of natural materials."

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"20% of people are believed to wear their running shoes for non-sporting activities thereby reducing the lifespan of the sneaker."

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"The average athletic shoe is reported to last around 500 hours of 'moderate' use."

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"In 2020, $79.5 billion were spent on athletics footwear worldwide, indicating a high turnover and shorter lifespan of sneakers."

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"The average "heavy user" replaces their workout sneakers every 6 months."

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"The recommended life expectancy of basketball shoes is approximately six to nine months."

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"For sports that utilize high lateral motion like tennis, sneakers would typically last for about 45 to 60 hours of play."

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"47% of American consumers had more than 5 athletic shoes in their wardrobe, and 19% had more than 10 pairs. This indicates frequent purchasing and shorter lifespan."

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"In 2019, 66% of consumers globally intended to buy a new pair of athletic shoes, suggesting a short average lifespan."

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"60% of purchased running shoes are replaced due to wear and tear, with an average lifespan of six months to a year."

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"Runners who wear sneakers for too long without replacing them are 123% more likely to get injured."

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"Walking shoes are typically good for 460-480 kilometers."

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"Lightweight running shoes typically last for about 250 to 300 miles."

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