Are your workout shoes right for you?

Shopping for workout shoes can be stressful and a tad bit pricey. But you can’t just assume that one pair of workout shoes is right for every type of exercise. As costly as a good pair of shoes may be, an injury or “torn up” feet isn’t worth the headache or potential setback to you reaching your fitness goals if you opt for a pair just because they’re “cheap.” Here are some great bullets to keep in mind….you can do the extensive research for yourself:

* Aerobic Activities: Plenty of foot and ankle support during the running and bouncing movements of an aerobics class. Look for a shoe that has shock absorption properties as it helps to minimize any impact on your feet from aerobic activity.

* Running Shoes: generally lightweight, have a rubber compound on the sole to help grip properly, and stay securely wrapped around your foot on impact.

Remember to replace your shoes every 4 – 6 months if they are used on a regular basis
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*If you enjoy running, jumping, bootcamps, athletic training, or working with a trainer, you need a cushiony running shoe that supports explosive plyometric movements, heavy pounding, and stop-start activity.

*If you’re a strength training and cardio equipment lover, who occasionally tries other activities like walking, or court sports, you need a good crosstrainer that is lightweight, durable, and offers moderate cushioning and stability. If you’re an athletic girl who likes running, jumping, bootcamps, athletic training, or working with a trainer, you need a cushiony running shoe that supports explosive plyometric movements, heavy pounding, and stop-start activity.

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*If you enjoy walking, hiking, biking, and other outdoor activites a hybrid walking shoe with excellent roll through and ankle support is your best option

Most Specialty Running Stores Will Analyze Your Feet for Appropriate Shoes for FREE. You will be measured for your correct size, width, and how flexible your feet are. This all determines how much motion control and cusioning you need.

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