1. Buy new athletic footwear every season.
As a general rule, most athletes prefer to get new shoes each year. This is because the old ones can get run down, lose support, and fail to protect feet properly. Frequent walkers or joggers who run daily should replace their shoes every three to six months, even if the shoe looks to be in good condition, as their structure can soften and fail to mold to the foot as originally intended by the manufacturer.
2. Buy new dress shoes when the old ones start looking bad.
If your church or dress shoes start getting a worn, faded, stained, or wrinkled appearance, it’s probably time for a new pair. You may be able to remove scuffs or a dingy look with polish or conditioner, but scratches or other types of blemishes may turn out to be permanent, and you don’t want to dress in your best only to have people notice your bedraggled shoes.