Here's a weird question... I recently made the slightly impulsive purchase of a pair of Alphaflys. I don't have an actual race on the calendar until at least June but I mean... look at how beautiful they are! Can you blame me?
I am trying for a BQ and I like to hit these sort of efforts up with relatively fresh shoes (less than 30 miles), so I am going to have to stash these away for about 6 months. Is there any harm in shelving shoes for this sort of period? My fear is that something akin to dry rot in unused cycling tires will strike and the foam will just crumble to dust when I actually strap these on.
The obvious, logical answer is that shoes sit for a while in warehouses and retail shelves before they ever make it to our feet but I wanted to ask in case the concept of a "use-by" date wasn't completely insane for shoes.