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Athletic Shoe Stores Bethany OK

Local resource for athletic shoe stores in Bethany, OK. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to running shoes, basketball shoes, sneakers, walking shoes, toning shoes, tennis shoes, and trail shoes, as well as advice and content on sportswear.

Payless Shoesource
(405) 787-8588
5905 Nw 23rd St
Oklahoma City, OK
 
New Model
(405) 802-2477
4820 Nw 23rd St
Oklahoma City, OK
 
Daniels Shoes
(405) 722-5845
7929 N Macarthur Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK
 
Payless Shoesource
(405) 721-4213
7228 Northwest Highway Rockwell Plaza
Oklahoma City, OK
 
Iron Age Workplace Footwear
(405) 947-5757
2506 N Meridian Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
 
Red Wing Shoe Store
(405) 789-5599
3917 N Macarthur Blvd
Warr Acres, OK
 
Famous Footwear
(405) 942-8126
4615 Nw 23rd St # 10
Oklahoma City, OK
 
Sas Shoe Store
(405) 721-8381
6401 Nw Expressway St # 114
Oklahoma City, OK
 
Famous Footwear
(405) 728-0350
8525 N Rockwell Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
 
Payless Shoesource
(405) 948-8813
2500 Nw 23rd St
Oklahoma City, OK
 

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How to Choose the Right Athletic Shoe

Sporting the wrong athletic shoe can lead to unnecessary aches and pains. One step in the right direction is to go for instant gratification. “There’s really no such thing as ‘breaking in’ a pair of shoes,” says Christian Royer, MD, an orthopedic surgeon specializing in foot and ankle surgery at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas. “If it doesn’t feel right in the store, put it back and go for another pair.”

A good fit is essential. Royer says that many people don’t know what size they wear. “Not only does your foot change as you grow and as you age, but it’s bigger from swelling at the end of the day.” Royer advises, “Always shop after work, when your feet are at their maximum size.” That doesn’t mean you should try on tennis shoes in your sheer-black hosiery. Take along the socks that you’ll wear during your workout.

Remember when your parents would press the front of the shoes you were trying on to see if there was room in front of the toe? There’s something to that; check for a thumb’s width (3/8 to 1/2 inch) of room in the front of the toe box.

Choosing shoes that are appropriate for your activity is key. “Basketball shoes, for example, are engineered to take a beating on the court, whereas a running shoe would be too soft and not constructed to take side-to-side motion,” Royer says. Although cross-training shoes work for most activities, some women find the foot beds too hard and stiff. If you don’t have problems with your ankles and past injuries, says Royer, it’s probably OK to choose a softer shoe, such as a running shoe.

Running shoes are also appropriate for walking, but the reverse isn’t true. Walking shoes, especially the sport casual kind tailored to look great with jeans, won’t offer enough support for running. Shoes with a pump-up tongue or gel ins...

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