Selecting The Right Athletic Shoes For You.
While style plays an important role in selecting a shoe, don’t forget to factor in some important considerations to make sure you choose a shoe with the best fit.
Know your arches.
- You’re a flat arch – you need motion control.
- You’re a low arch – you need stability.
- You’re a high arch – you need cushion.
Get fitted toward the end of the day. Feet tend swell throughout the day. This could increase your foot by half a shoe size.
Bring your own socks. You should wear the same socks you plan on wearing during your activity.
Leave some wiggle room. Provide about the width of your index finger between the end of your big toe and the end of the shoe. Make sure there’s no rubbing or pinching in any area of the foot or ankle.
Shoes have an expiration date. Over time shoes begin to break down, so they should be replaced every 350-500 miles. This ensures that you’re getting optimal cushioning and support.