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Tips For Proper Foot Wear

Determining the appropriate footwear is essential. A sports person who chooses inappropriate footwear may not only limit his/her level of performance but also potentially increase the opportunity of injury.

To fully understand the basic anatomy of footwear and the needs of the consumer, some thought must first be given to the biomechanics of the foot and sport specific implications. Any movement provides stress to the ankle and foot. Athletic activity imposes much greater stresses, that if not properly addressed (improper footwear) may result in injury.

With a wide variety of shoes available, be sure to consider variables such as foot type, durability and fit when making your selection. Whether you are looking for high-mileage training shoes or a recreational shoe, factoring these variables into your decision can help select a shoe tailored to your needs.

Shoes of right size

Most shoes these days don't stretch and feet don't shrink (they actually get bigger with age). If after your first workout your toe nails hurt, feet cramp, or if you get excessive blisters, there is something wrong with the fit of the shoe. First try adjusting the laces and changing sock types. If this doesn't solve the problem, return the shoe to us and we'll gladly send you a better fitting pair.

Comfort for your feet first and style next!

The impact that affects your neck, back, hips, knees, and ankles starts at your feet. Depending on how much you work out, you should purchase new shoes every 4-8 months for maximum cushioning. You can further reduce impact by using padded socks and/or a shock-absorbing insole.

It's exciting to get new shoes, but don't go crazy

We know the first thing you want to do when you get your new shoes is take them out for a long ride. But remember, it's going to take a little time for your feet and shoes to get to know each other. Take it easy for a couple of workouts and you'll prevent blisters and other unwanted aches.

Don't get shoes that are too small

Most of the shoes in the catalog (and on this site) fit true to size. You'll notice that we have indicated the fit of each shoe to help you pick the best size. If you are not sure about your size or if you are in between sizes, select a half size bigger. There is nothing worst than shoes that are too tight! If the shoe is a little big, you can always wear padded socks or insert an insole to make for a tighter fit.

There are many shoe types. They generally fall under the following categories:

Cross Trainers: This category is the most popular among buyers because of the wide range of sporting activities it covers. Cross trainers allow the athlete to do weight training, short distance jogging, play tennis, etc. A cross trainer has a wide, stable outsole and midsole, with great cushioning and support which makes it very versatile.

Running: A running shoe is a sport specific shoe designed to provide support, cushioning and elastic rebound to distance runners. Lightweight, wedge shaped midsoles sport large cushioning units to absorb the continuous impact, reducing strain on the runner's lower back and knees. These units also provide elastic rebound as they spring back, returning energy back to the runner. Trail runners are more durable in the upper and the outsole provides traction for running up and down hills in loose gravel and dirt. They often also have deeper tread patterns for better grip.

Basketball: This sport requires footwear that offers lateral support for the ankles, cushioning for the knees and lower back (enough to with stand forces equivalent to 2 1/2 times a person's weight), and good traction for smooth floors. Basketball shoes have wide outsoles made of gum rubber, which provide stability and traction. Large cushioning units located in soft compound midsoles add much need cushioning, and the upper is higher cut materials such as leather or nubuck combined with support straps and stiff heel counters to provide ankle support.

 

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