I guess I buy a new pair every year and something, but I haven’t been at it for very long. I guess the shoe purchases will taper down.
I have a pair of three and something year old Decathlon B’twin 500 road shoes which are my go-to for the trainer or triathlon where I tend to run in shoes. Cheap yet sturdy, comfortable and functional. Will probably get used for years to come.
I bought their high end shoes for a year which were less comfortable (workable after moulding and replacing insoles) but the more cramped toebox led to my toenails (and a few others) eventually falling out after an IM last year. Binned them soon after that.
My current road shoes are a pair of Lake CX301s in their wide fit which are nothing short of rediculously comfortable and lightweight. Despite the lightweight construction the held up rather well even through the odd crash and spill. Lacquered soles are scuffed very badly and one of the heel pads has gone missing, though. Will probably buy another pair - maybe in white for fair weather riding before the summer.