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What Workout Shoes are You Wearing?

By Virginia Laird

While many choose their workout shoes based on what may match their newest investment in yoga pants, this is not the best way to determine which shoes are best for you. There are many factors which should be considered when deciding which shoes to invest in -- including the comfort of your feet. Chiropractors remind patients the shoes which may work great for your friend, may not offer the correct support for you. It is vital to try on the shoes you are considering purchasing before making the purchase. A few things to consider include:

  • Shoes should offer support
  • Workout shoes should provide cushion
  • Shoes should be used only for working out
  • Don’t bargain shop your workout shoes

Shoes Should Offer Support

Check the shoes you are considering for support. Chiropractors suggest supportive shoes attach to the foot comfortably and offer enough in the arch to fit your foot’s needs. It is vital to keep in mind that not all shoes have the same structure in the sole, meaning that some shoes will cause problems for your foot. Having the proper supportive shoe can help prevent back pain while exercising.

Workout Shoes Should Provide Cushion

Workout shoes should provide some cushion for your foot. While some prefer shoes which offer the feeling of working out barefoot, chiropractors suggest it is best to have some cushion in the shoe to help soften the pounding your spine may feel when jogging or exercising.

Shoes Should Be Used Only for Working Out

Fitness experts have long suggested that workout shoes should only be worn while exercising. This is to help prevent wear and tear to your good shoes. Chiropractors suggest shoes which are properly cared for should be replaced every four to six months. When these shoes are worn for more than just exercising the need to replace these shoes could be much more frequent.

Don’t Bargain Shop Your Workout Shoes

While it can be tempting to shop the best deals in the store, finding the best shoe is not always as simple as getting a good deal. Chiropractors suggest it is paramount to put purchasing a good shoe with proper support and cushion above getting a good deal.

Now you are ready to pick out a great pair of workout shoes without the company of back pain. Good luck and may you enjoy your next trip to the gym!

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Las Vegas, Nev.

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