Shop for shoes at a specialty store (such as a running store) instead of shopping at a discount retailer, department store, or sporting goods store. Find a specialty store near you.
Don’t let the fact that you don’t run deter you from looking for shoes at a running store.
Your feet swell slightly during the day, and may also swell when you walk or jog. Shop in the evening to be sure your shoes fit when your feet are at their largest.
Talk to the store’s staff about:
Invest in a good quality pair of shoes. Buy a shoe for its fit and purpose, not for the color or because it’s the least expensive.
A good quality shoe with the proper fit and support can reduce your risk of injury, and will be worth the money.
Sources: ACSM (2007). Selecting and Effectively Using a Running shoe. (Brochure) Crumpton, Shannon. Competitor.com
Shoes that are too loose or too tight can lead to blisters.
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