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Your Guide to Choosing the Right Workout Shoes

May 5, 2016

What do you look for when choosing just the right workout shoes? You probably pay attention to comfort and style, but what about other variables that are essential to your workout? The right pair of workout shoes can help you run an extra mile, literally!
 
Below, are some of the best tips to help you choose the right shoes, so you can keep moving forward.
 

All Shoes Are Not Created Equal

Get your feet properly sized at a shoe store of your choice. Sometimes, shoe sizes vary slightly based on brands, which is why you want to make sure you get just the right size.
 
Make sure the shoe is not too tight; you are not supposed to break in new workout shoes. They need to be comfortable the second you put them on.
 

Types of Workouts Matter

If you are starting a new workout you’ve never done before, you might want to look into shoes that are beneficial for that particular workout. For example, there are hiking shoes or specific workout shoes for men and women who want to do cross fit training, and so many others.
 
Now, that doesn’t mean you should have a pair of shoes for every type of workout, otherwise you might end up with ten pairs of shoes, which might not seem ideal to you. Simply, do your best to choose shoes that support you as much as possible.
 

Time is Your Friend

Buy shoes at the end of the day when your feet are the most swollen, because that’s likely the condition they will be in when you work out. This will allow you to make sure that the shoes will be roomy enough during your workout.
 

Wearing the Shoes

As you try on the shoes, wear the same socks you plan to wear during your workout. Also, make sure your toes don’t feel too snug as you try on your new pair of shoes. Give yourself ½ an inch between the toes and in the front of the shoe.
 

Know Your Feet

Sure, we all have 10 toes, but there’s more to know about your feet. Meaning, really know the quirks of your feet. Are there any special needs you have? For instance, maybe you have a bunion that needs extra comforting. Whatever it may be for you, know what your foot needs are and choose footwear according to your needs.
 
Also, if you have problem feet, don’t let this keep you from exercising. Talk to your doctor about the right footwear for your condition and start moving again.
 
An uncomfortable shoe can negatively impact your back and other parts of your body, especially during a workout when you’re putting your body through a lot. We are big proponents of exercise and we must stress the importance of proper workout shoes to keep you healthy and comfortable.
 
Way to step up (yes, pun intended) and take your workout shoes to a whole new level!