THE RIGHT ATHLETIC SHOES
shoes that fit well and that can prevent any form of injury is essential for exercise.
When it comes to shoes for exercise, the choices are overwhelming. But what is
important that you should use shoes that fit well and feel comfortable. The right
shoes offer both support and flexibility where you need it. And, they protect
your bones, joints, and muscles from the toes to the top, keeping your feet in
healthy positions and absorbing shock.
If you are a walker then go for
walking shoes. But even for walking, many people prefer running shoes. Running
shoes provide plenty of cushioning, which can feel good to walkers. In fact, if
you have high arches in your feet, running shoes may even be better because of
their extra flexibility in the front (toe) half of the shoe. Running shoes are
also geared for heel-to-toe movement. If you engage in a variety of athletic activities,
you should go for a pair of cross-training or general purpose athletic shoes.
Below listed are a few guidelines that you should keep in mind while
shopping for shoes for exercise:
for shoes in the afternoon or evening, when your feet are at maximum size.
the socks you normally wear with athletic shoes to assure the right fit.
on both shoes. Most people's feet vary a bit in size from each other, so you should
be sure the shoes fit your largest foot comfortably.
for space at the end of your longest toe. There should be enough to let you move
you're a woman and your feet are wide, try men's shoes. These are usually cut
around in the shoes, and insist that they feel like a perfect fit right away.
If they don't, keep looking.
shop by price alone, but do look for materials that breathe and good workmanship.
running shoes after 500 miles, walking shoes after 1,000 miles, and aerobics shoes
after about a year of regular use.