How to Select The Right Shoes When Exercising?

With so many different brands out there and each one of them promising you that their product is the best, it can be hard to choose the right pair of shoes for any exercise or weight training program. So I decided to give you a list of things I look for when shopping for a new pair of shoes being that they only last for so long.

So here are some tips when shopping for the right pair of shoes

  1. Make sure that the shoes give you maximum comfort.  There are several shoes to choose from but get one’s that will work for you!
  2. Nike Shox is my personal favorites when it comes to maximum comfort and in addition you can always get a pair of Spenco’s Polysorb Insoles to maximize comfort.  (For more on Spenco’s Polysorb Insoles, read my article about the reasons why you should get a pair.)
  3. Go online and read product reviews.  Product reviews are unbiased sources from people who have purchased the shoes themselves.  This way you can get a good idea of how the shoes have worked for them.
  4. Don’t be scared to spend a few extra dollars.  Remember, you are always using your shoes for something.  Whether it be to go to the gym, run on a treadmill, jog, jump rope, walk or even go shopping, you always use your feet.  Even though it may cost you a bit at first, it is a great investment that will allow you to have maximum comfort all day long!
  5. Look for online bargains.  It is much easier to type in a few words and browse the internet for sales.  Going to the mall or outlets is time consuming.

So now that you have a general idea of what you need to look for when buying shoes, I decided to do some internet browsing myself and found a couple of good web sites to choose from.  The two that caught my attention are Footlocker and Finish Line.  Footlocker not only has great deals but also the Spenco’s Poly Absorb Insoles.  Finish Line has a great variety of shoes to select from including running and cross training shoes.  Both stores carry the Nike Shox which I find to be the most comfortable shoes I have ever tried. (possible price $79.99)

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