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Tips In Selecting New Workout Shoes
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Tips In Selecting New Workout Shoes

As I was quick to find out, having the right pair of shoes was crucial in me preforming well when I worked out. Old shoes don’t support you correctly and can easily cause undo stress on joints, muscles and bones. It’s not just your feet that you need to worry about when you workout in old shoes, your knees, back and even up to your neck and shoulders can all be affected when your shoes are unsupportive. A good way to tell if your shoes need to be replaced is by taking a look at the soles. Is the sole worn down on one side, does the back of the shoe where your heel goes look worn and thin? If so, it may be time to replace your old news with new ones.

When you are looking to buy new shoes there are some things to keep in mind. There are so many styles and features out there that it may seem a bit daunting at first. Here are some tips on selecting your next new pair of workout shoes.

Know your style

Are you a runner? Do you only lift weights in the gym? Are you into aerobic classes? In order to get the best shoes for you, you need to consider what it is that you do for your own personal workout. Running shoes have a bit more give and flexibility in them as opposed to shoes made for walking. Be sure to seek out shoes that are designed for your personal workout style.

Get to know your feet

Have your foot evaluated at the shoe store. So many shoe stores these days have the ability to evaluate your foot and your running gait. This will prove to be invaluable information when searching for your next new shoes. Do you have low arches or high ones? Are you a neutral runner? These are all things that a quick evaluation will be able to tell you.

Take ‘em for a spin

When at the store don’t just slip on one shoe and glance in the mirror. Put on both shoes, with socks, and take a jog around the store in them. So many times buyers will buy shoes from just standing still in them. Shoes can shift and change in the way they feel when we put pressure on different areas of the feet while running and jogging. It doesn’t have to be a long jog, just a short jaunt up and down one of the stores isles to get a feel for how the shoe fits.

Getting the right pair of shoes for your own personal workout style will make all of the difference. Whether you run, walk or lift weights, the right shoes will be a welcome addition to your fitness routine. Not only will you perform at your best, but your feet, knees, back and joints will all thank you.


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