When to Replace Your Gaming Mouse's Feet

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May 24, 2021

When Should I Replace My Mouse Feet?

Mouse feet allow your mouse to smoothly glide across your deskpad. The speed and precision provided by feet are especially important in competitive scenarios and the performance difference is noticeable when using a mouse lacking them. However, mouse feet do not last forever. Like tires on a car or your favorite pair of tennis shoes, they wear down over time.

If you identify with a scenario listed below, pick up a replacement pair of feet for your Glorious gaming mouse on our website. Installation is quick and easy, getting you back in the game as soon as possible. Our mouse feet come in durable ceramic or 100% virgin PTFE options.

 

When Do I Change My Mouse’s Feet?

For players who game with their mouse frequently, replacing the feet needs to be done more often. It is difficult to quantify a specific length of time between replacements, but there are telltale signs you need to swap out your mouse feet. First, you may notice increased friction between your gaming mouse and mousepad during play sessions. If your mouse is noticeably slower than before, and it is not a software issue, then it may be a hardware concern.

 

You Experience Noticeable Catching

When moving your mouse, you feel the bottom frame catching on your mousemat’s cloth surface. This can feel almost as if you are dragging your mouse across the pad if the feet are worn down in the back, or you feel the front of your mouse slightly digging into the soft pad. In both of these cases, we recommend changing out your mouse feet.

When Should I Replace My Mouse Feet?

Mouse feet allow your mouse to smoothly glide across your deskpad. The speed and precision provided by feet are especially important in competitive scenarios and the performance difference is noticeable when using a mouse lacking them. However, mouse feet do not last forever. Like tires on a car or your favorite pair of tennis shoes, they wear down over time.

If you identify with a scenario listed below, pick up a replacement pair of feet for your Glorious gaming mouse on our website. Installation is quick and easy, getting you back in the game as soon as possible. Our mouse feet come in durable ceramic or 100% virgin PTFE options.

 

When Do I Change My Mouse’s Feet?

For players who game with their mouse frequently, replacing the feet needs to be done more often. It is difficult to quantify a specific length of time between replacements, but there are telltale signs you need to swap out your mouse feet. First, you may notice increased friction between your gaming mouse and mousepad during play sessions. If your mouse is noticeably slower than before, and it is not a software issue, then it may be a hardware concern.

 

You Experience Noticeable Catching

When moving your mouse, you feel the bottom frame catching on your mousemat’s cloth surface. This can feel almost as if you are dragging your mouse across the pad if the feet are worn down in the back, or you feel the front of your mouse slightly digging into the soft pad. In both of these cases, we recommend changing out your mouse feet.

You Notice the Material Has Worn-Down

Simply picking up your mouse and taking a look at its feet can diagnose any problems you are experiencing. Typically, mouse feet are white, which is in contrast to the usual black plastic found on gaming mice bodies. If you see black bleeding through, or clearly displayed, where your mouse feet are located, it may be time to swap them out. This means that the surface has deteriorated over time and you are in need of a replacement.

 

They are Peeling Away From the Mouse

Finally, sweat from hands (yes, we all do it) can cause your mouse feet to lose their adhesive. This will cause them to peel away from the mouse. Loose mouse feet can come off during gameplay, so installing new ones should be done as soon as possible.

 

Wrapping Up

Checking your mouse’s feet for the issues above and replacing them if necessary will ensure that you are enjoying the most optimized mouse and keyboard experience possible. Installing new mouse feet is quick and easy, but the benefits are invaluable during high-intensity games.

 

You Notice the Material Has Worn-Down

Simply picking up your mouse and taking a look at its feet can diagnose any problems you are experiencing. Typically, mouse feet are white, which is in contrast to the usual black plastic found on gaming mice bodies. If you see black bleeding through, or clearly displayed, where your mouse feet are located, it may be time to swap them out. This means that the surface has deteriorated over time and you are in need of a replacement.

 

They are Peeling Away From the Mouse

Finally, sweat from hands (yes, we all do it) can cause your mouse feet to lose their adhesive. This will cause them to peel away from the mouse. Loose mouse feet can come off during gameplay, so installing new ones should be done as soon as possible.

 

Wrapping Up

Checking your mouse’s feet for the issues above and replacing them if necessary will ensure that you are enjoying the most optimized mouse and keyboard experience possible. Installing new mouse feet is quick and easy, but the benefits are invaluable during high-intensity games.

 

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