Athletic Shoes and Footwear

How do I find the right type of shoe?

With all the different makes and models of running shoes, it’s no wonder people have a difficult time selecting which shoe is right for them. Here are three steps toward finding the right fit:

  1. Know your foot type.
  2. Understand what type of shoe your sport demands.
  3. Know when it’s time to switch out.

Starting Guide to Running Shoes

How do I know when it’s time to replace my athletic shoes?

Your athletic shoes may be worn out if:

  • If you’ve worn them for >500 miles of running or walking
  • 45-60 hours of basketball, aerobic dance or tennis
  • They show signs of unevenness on a flat surface

How can I reduce the risk of running/walking injuries?

Consider several precautions to reduce your risk of running/walking injury

  • Use established training programs that gradually increase distance or time of running and provide appropriate rest.
  • Take advantage of orthoses to correct malalignments.
  • Add lower extremity strength and flexibility programs to training.
  • Select appropriate surfaces for training and introduce changes gradually.

Running Injury Preventiom