The right footwear is essential to an active lifestyle and can help to prevent blisters, calluses and foot, ankle or leg injuries. These tips can keep you a step ahead by helping you choose the right shoes for your feet and your workout.
Shop at a specialty shoe store.
There are a host of athletic shoes on the market, with different types of shoes made for different types of activities, such as trailwalking, cross-training, running or tennis. Within each category, there are shoes made for different levels of support and to meet varied pronation needs. Finding a comfortable shoe that meets your exact requirements can be tricky, so it’s best to consult an expert at a specialty athletic shoe store. The shop’s knowledgeable staff can measure your feet, analyze your gait and recommend specific shoes for your needs.
Take the time to test out shoes.
When you head to the store to buy a new pair of shoes, don’t be in a rush and follow these steps:
Replace shoes often.
Shoes wear down with use, so you’ll need to replace them periodically. Everyone wears out shoes differently but use these numbers as a general guide of when to replace shoes:
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