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Athletic Shoe Stores Biddeford ME

Local resource for athletic shoe stores in Biddeford, ME. 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.

Famous Footwear
(207) 284-6078
418 Mariner Way
Biddeford, ME
 
Shuz By Corradina
(207) 967-9980
24 Ocean Ave
Kennebunkport, ME
 
Sportshoe Center Inc Warehouse
(207) 985-4970
Rr 4 & Industrial Way
Kennebunk, ME
 
Sportshoe Center
(207) 885-0793
448 Payne Rd
Scarborough, ME
 
Payless Shoe Source
(207) 799-6623
100 Waterman Dr
South Portland, ME
 
Sportshoe Center
(207) 282-0180
249 Main St
Saco, ME
 
Sportshoe Center
(207) 985-2159
45 Portland Rd
Kennebunk, ME
 
Sportshoe Center Inc
(207) 985-4966
10 Main St
Kennebunk, ME
 
Insightful Products
(207) 885-0414
2 Lincoln Ave # 8
Scarborough, ME
 
Sportshoe Center
(207) 767-0980
50 Market St
South Portland, ME
 

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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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