3 Ways To Pick The Right Workout Shoes
A little while ago, I mentioned on my Instagram account that I was working on ankle stability. I got a few questions about the best types of shoes to protect your feet and ankles, so I wanted to put together some tips to help you all!
1. Check how your old shoes look
Before you buy new sneakers, take a look at your old pair. Notice the worn spots — is it the outer edge of the sole? Has one foot worn more than the other?
The wear patterns on your shoes show how you move and where you might need extra support or even a different style of shoe.
2. Get a proper fitting
Your workout shoes should be comfortable and supportive, and everyone has different feet! Get a fitting and then ask for the right style of shoe for your foot type. That will help you find something that supports your foot or ankle where you need it. You don’t want to spend good money on workout shoes that are wrong for your feet.
Remember to bring your socks with you! Aside from the hygiene reasons, you’ll get a better feel for the shoe when you pair it with the type of socks you normally train in.
3. Choose the right shoe for your workout
Yes, I love a gorgeous pair of white sneakers! But I also know that I need a supportive shoe for my BBG Stronger resistance sessions and my LISS workouts — and that means I often wear different types of shoes depending on what workout I’m doing.
These are some things to look for when you’re buying new workout shoes:
- Comfort — does the shoe feel comfortable on your foot?
- Arch support — this will vary depending on whether you have flat feet, normal or high arches. Normal to high arches tend to need more cushioning in the sole than flat feet.
- Breathability — you want your shoes to breathe, but don’t compromise on support to get it.
- Wiggle room — shoes that are too tight can leave you with blisters. Ouch!
Because feet come in all different shapes and sizes, it’s hard to recommend a particular type of shoe. If you are getting a lot of foot or ankle pain, make sure you have it checked out by your healthcare professional.
Remember ladies, it’s more important to pick a workout shoe based on fit and function than on how it looks!
* Results may vary. Strict adherence to the nutrition and exercise guide are required for best results.