Tips on Selecting Athletic Shoes - Triad Foot Center

Tips on Selecting Athletic Shoes

Sport Sneakers and Water BottleIt’s high season for sports and other activities, but are you wearing the right shoes? Here are a few tips when considering the right athletic shoes:

  • Select a shoe specific to your sport or activity.  A general rule is that if you participate in a sport more than 3 hours per week, use a sport-specific shoe.
  • Purchase your shoes from a specialty athletic store.  The staff at these stores are knowledgeable about shoe manufacturers and shoe fit to help find the best option for your foot type.
  • Have your feet measured every time you purchase a new pair of athletic shoes.  Your shoe size can vary, and shoes sizes often differ between manufacturers.
  • Shop for shoes in the afternoon, when your feet will be at their largest.
  • If you are a runner, or participate in a sport that requires a lot of running, it’s a good idea to have an orthotic custom-fitted to your foot to put in your shoes.  This ensures proper support and comfort.

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