How to Fit Running Shoes Properly
Fitting shoes is as important as choosing the best running shoes for your feet. Without a good fit, the shoes will not be able to do their job of helping you to run effectively and efficiently. Aside from not being able to properly run, shoes without a good fit are uncomfortable to wear. Some important tips are listed in this article and you should try them when you visit your local shoe store. You can also use these tips even if you are not fitting running shoes.
First, you should at least have an idea of the shoe model that suits your foot type and level of pronation. You should also have an idea of your shoe size to be able to easily pick shoe sizes that you should fit. If for instance you think that you are a size 7, you should try fitting sizes 6-8 and find the best fit among the three. When fitting, you should check if there is adequate space at the top of your longest toes and at the sides. There should be sufficient space between the top of your toes and the shoe’s end. There should also be adequate space especially at the widest part of the foot – the shoe should not be tight. Your heel and the upper part of your foot should also fit nicely and should not be too tight or too loose.
Buying shoes which are too tight will give your feet a hard time while shoes which are too loose will let your feet slide up and down while running. It can also worsen your feet conditions and may even lead to injuries or physical damages. You wouldn’t want that to happen, plus you wouldn’t want to waste your money in buying shoes that you can’t actually use. Thus, following the mentioned tips above on how to fit running shoes should be done.