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Athletic Shoe Stores Boise ID

Local resource for athletic shoe stores in Boise, ID. 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
(208) 345-2016
2655 S Broadway Ave
Boise, ID
 
Rosendahl Foot And Shoe Center
(208) 343-4242
125 S Curtis Rd
Boise, ID
 
Rehab Systems
(208) 342-4104
2513 Federal Way
Boise, ID
 
Athletes Foot
(208) 338-6661
1758 W State St
Boise, ID
 
Bandanna Running & Walking
(208) 386-9017
504 W Main St
Boise, ID
 
Mcu Sports
(208) 342-7734
822 W Jefferson
Boise, ID
 
Solemates Comfort Footwear
(208) 433-9394
120 N 8th St
Boise, ID
 
Payless Shoesource
(208) 342-0490
5010 Overland Rd Hillcrest Plaza S/c
Boise, ID
 
Shoez
(208) 343-3055
404 S 8th St # 188
Boise, ID
 
Smart Feet
(208) 338-5959
821 W Idaho St
Boise, ID
 

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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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