If you are dedicated to one sport, it’s important to have the right shoes to keep leg aches and muscle stress to a minimum. Check to see that the shoes you are using are suited to your activity:
- WALKING SHOES take less impact so they offer lightweight cushioning, comfort and breathability. They often have a lower heel than running shoes.
- RUNNING SHOES feature a supportive upper and thick soles to absorb the impact of your foot striking the ground.
- BASKETBALL SHOES feature extra cushioning and ankle support to keep your foot in place as your twist, turn and jump around. Unless you have very strong ankles, high-tops are a must.
- CROSS-TRAINERS are good all-around shoes for active lifestyles. But they aren’t the best choice for any one sport or activity. If you are active in one sport often, check your local shoe store for help selecting a matching shoe.