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When working out it is important that you have shoes that are ideal for your workout. Your feet are very important for multiple reasons; therefore, today I am providing you with five tips for choosing the perfect workout shoes for your workout.
#1 – Understand not all Workout Shoes are Suitable for All Workouts
Walking shoes differ from running shoes and you have to understand this when shoe shopping or you could do damage to your feet. For example, when walking you need stiffer shoes and when you are running you need flexible shoes that can bend easily with your strides. The shoes you wear for your workout can make a huge difference.
#2 – Understand Your Feet
While everyone has two heels and ten toes, you have to know more than that about your feet, especially when shopping for workout shoes. The good news is many brands have shoes that are customized for different feet types. If you are unsure, of what type of feet you have, wet your foot and step on a brown paper bag so you can trace your footprint. Once you analyze your footprint, you are then able to shop for the appropriate shoe type for your feet.
#3 – Purchase What Fits
Even as an adult, your feet can grow. It is always recommended that you measure your feet regularly as well as purchase shoes that fit even if they are not your normal size. It can be hard shopping for shoes online, if you stray away from your normal brand because different shoe brands fit differently. Therefore, it is recommended that you shop in person when shopping for workout shoes so you can make sure that they fit your feet comfortably before investing your hard-earned money into them.
#4 – Bring Socks and Insoles
When trying on new shoes make sure that you bring the socks that you normally workout in and insoles if you use them. While the workout shoes may fit without your workout socks and insoles, once you add those items to your shoes it can cause them to be uncomfortable. Therefore, to make sure that you will not experience any pain when working out in your new shoes bring the items to the store with you to be 100% sure you have a good fit.
#5 – There is No Such Thing as breaking the shoes in
Some people believe that they should purchase their shoe size without trying on the shoe because they will have to be broken in. However, there is no such thing as breaking your workout shoes in. Instead, when you put them on they should be comfortable right away. If they are not, you need a different size shoe or you will have to go to a different pair altogether.
Overall, when you shop for your next pair of workout shoes make sure that you keep these tips in mind. By making sure you purchase a perfect pair of workout shoes from the start, you will keep your feet happy and healthy.
What do you do when you are purchasing new workout shoes?