Your foot type dictates the type of shoes to buy for working out
Once you know your foot type, you're in a better position to pick out the correct athletic shoes for your workouts. If you're not sure which
foot type you have, click here.
If you DO know which you have, look for the following key words when shopping for shoes to know if it is right for your foot and your activity:
Lightweight Training Shoes
Once you understand which shoe type you need, search a site like Zappos to find which brands and models fit your needs. Whether you buy shoes online or in a store, you need to know what to look for the find the best shoes for you.
Other shoe buying tips:
Buy your next pair of shoes before your old pair wears out. Exercising in worn-out shoes can cause (or contribute to) injuries. Start shopping early or buy two pairs at a time, so you always have a spare. Once you've found a style you like that matches your foot type, considering buying two or more pairs. Buy more if you really love the shoes, because companies often make drastic changes to a model from year to year--next year the shoe you like might not feel the same!
If possible, have two pairs of exercise shoes you’re actively using. Alternating shoes every other day gives your feet a break. In wet weather you will have a dry pair waiting. Also, try to use workout shoes for working out only. They will last much longer if you aren't wearing them all day.
If you're looking for a good-quality shoe without the high price, consider buying your shoes on sale. Athletic shoes that are originally priced in the mid-to-high range are generally a better-quality shoe. However, "last year's" model should be on sale for significantly less. The same can be said for overstocked models and "buy one get one half-off" specials. Go to Zappos and use the menu to find "sale" items in the category you need. Also, check out ebay from time to time: some great deals can be had if you're willing to wait for what you're looking for to pop up. Just be sure those specials you find are okay for your foot type--because you won't save any money in the long run if you cause an injury wearing the wrong shoes!
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