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How to Pick the Perfect Workout Shoes

By Genevieve Cunningham

When you're ready to start working out, there are a few things that you have to make a plan for. You have to find a gym or somewhere to work out. You have to figure out which activity you would like to participate in. And you have to get your equipment. One of the most important pieces of your equipment is your shoes. The right shoes can make or break your workout, and in the long run, your body as well. If you need help picking the right shoes to start your fitness journey, take a look at these tips.

Do Some Research

In today's world, there's absolutely zero reason to skip the research process. If you want to start running, search the internet for some good running shoes. You'll see so many reviews letting you know what shoes are good and which to avoid. This can help to narrow your choices before you ever hit the store, making your venture more successful in the long run.

Try Them On

Try your best not to buy shoes until they’ve actually been on your feet. Everyone is different and will require slightly different shoes. What is comfortable for one person may not be for another. Try the shoes on and then walk around the store for a minute or two. This can give you a good feel for the comfort and support of the shoe, thus helping to eliminate buyer’s remorse down the road.

Trust Your Gut (and Feet!)

Seriously, trust your gut … or rather, your feet. If you try on a pair of shoes that feel perfect, but the reviews aren’t great, go ahead and give them a try. Maybe your feet fit perfectly in this shoe. Maybe they’re perfect for the particular activity that you’ve chosen. If they feel good and supportive, don’t miss out. Buy what works for you and ignore the hype or lack of for any particular shoe.

If you’re going to exercise, you really need to find a good pair of sneakers. You’ll need the support and comfort to avoid injury and keep you moving toward your goals. Without good shoes, you're more likely to give up, use poor form, or quit working out altogether. Use these tips to find the perfect pair, and then get moving on your ultimate fitness journey.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Brownsville, Tex.

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