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How to Pick the Perfect Pair of Shoes

By Donna Stark

Whether you like to do your exploring in the mountains, on the city streets, or at your local mall, you are going to end up walking. And that means you need to invest in a good pair of shoes, because even though walking is considered to be a low-impact exercise, it can still put a lot of stress on your feet and back if you don't have the right pair. But what exactly does "the right pair" mean? Well, it doesn't mean you need to spend a lot of money, because there certainly isn't a shortage of over-priced shoes that will never fit the bill when it comes to comfort and pain-free joints. It just means you need to look for certain things, and if you want to stay as active as you can, you will want to know how to pick the best pair for your body. Take a look at the following tips.

Proper Match

Shoes are designed and made for different purposes, so be sure to match your footwear with the activities you are engaged in. From hiking to golfing to running to walking, there are plenty of options you can choose from. And if you are lucky enough, you may be able to find a pair that can be used for multiple purposes!

Proper Fit

It's common sense that you are going to buy the correct size of shoes, but even the correct size won't always ensure a proper fit, so be sure to ask for help. A properly fitted shoe can easily be achieved by having your feet measured by a professional at the shoe store. Doing so will ensure that every part of your foot is perfectly placed where it should be in the shoe.

Proper Support

No matter what type of shoe you decide on, it has to be able to provide plenty of support and traction for your safety. If there isn't any, it could lead to imbalances in the feet which can lead to alignment issues and pain in the body. Again, ask for help when shopping and request a professional fitting to avoid these issues. It is also beneficial to walk around the store with the new shoes on before you purchase to make sure they are comfortable and what you are looking for.

Pain-Free Exploring

Taking the necessary steps when shopping for shoes and paying attention to the comfort of your feet is important if you want to continue exploring the world pain-free. So try to follow the simple suggestions above, then get ready to experience all that life has to offer! There is a lot of the world to see!

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