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Finding Athletic Shoes for Your Feet

Tuesday, 19 March 2024 00:00

In the dynamic world of athletic footwear, finding the perfect fit is paramount for optimal performance and foot health. Whether you are an athlete or a casual exerciser, understanding your foot type and specific needs will guide your selection process. Flat feet, overpronation, plantar fasciitis, and arthritis are just a few factors that can influence your shoe selection process. Seek out shoes with features tailored to your sports or exercise needs. Remember to prioritize fit. This can be done by shopping towards the end of the day when your feet are slightly swollen and making sure of the correct size. Differentiate between motion control, stability, and cushioned shoes to find the style that best suits your requirements, whether you need maximum support or prefer a more flexible option. It is suggested that you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist for a gait analysis and examination of your feet to help in determining the particular needs you may have to help in choosing the right athletic shoes for you.

You should always make sure your running shoes fit properly in order to avoid injury. For more information, contact Dr. Lee R. Stein from Lake Shore Foot & Ankle, PC. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Choosing the Right Running Shoe for Your Foot Type

Improper shoe sizing can cause a myriad of problems for your feet. Shoes that don’t fit you properly can lead to muscular imbalances in your body, which can result in foot, knee, and hip injuries.

Tips for Finding the Right Running Shoe

  • Make sure you have a thumb’s width of wiggle room between the end of your longest toe and the front of the shoe.
  • There should be little to no slipping at the heel
  • Don’t assume your size in one shoe brand will be your size in another
  • Do not lace up your shoes too tightly
  • Walk around in the store with your new shoes before you buy them

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our one of our offices located in Chicago, Highland Park, and Uptown, IL . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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