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4 Reasons to Select Your Workout Shoes Carefully

By Virginia Laird

There is a lot of chatter in the workout world about shoes. Taking good care of your feet is important to your health. There is truth to the idea that choosing workout shoes needs to be taken seriously. Not all shoes are made exactly the same. Also, every shoe is made with a different purpose. Using the wrong shoe can be detrimental to your entire body.

Shoe Size Can Change

You may purchase a size 8 dress shoe but that may not be the size you need in an exercise shoe. Every type of shoe fits each foot differently. It is paramount to try on your shoes. Trust that your foot should be your guide when selecting the size. Wearing shoes that are too small can be harmful to your feet and toenails.

Buddy Purchases Don’t Always Work

Let’s face it, you are probably too old to be rushing out to buy the same pair of shoes your friend just bought. Although it can be tempting to see a cute pair of shoes on your friend and want them. They may not work for you. Keep in mind that your feet are different from your friend’s. This goes back to the idea that you need to try on your shoes before the purchase. What works for a friend may not work for you.

Laces Have a Purpose

One of my biggest pet peeves is shoelaces and the style of not tying them. I have a 9-year-old who thinks she is too cool for school when she leaves her shoes untied. Whoever thought this would be a good trend? Laces are important. They are not a fashion statement. Laces help the shoe to offer support to your foot when used correctly. They should be tied so that the shoe fits with a slight snug feel. Keep in mind your shoes are too tight if your foot is falling asleep.

Don’t Be Brand Blind

Most individuals have a brand of shoes that they love as well as one that they will not touch. When finding a shoe that will work for you, try not to turn your nose up at a brand. Sometimes brands make changes in production and the new change doesn’t work for your foot. Or maybe a brand changed something that made it wonderful for your foot. Either way, it is important to have your foot’s comfort be the No. 1 priority when considering a shoe.

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