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Athletic Shoe Stores Brownsburg IN

Local resource for athletic shoe stores in Brownsburg, IN. 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
(317) 852-3280
578 W Northfield Dr #1040
Brownsburg, IN
 
Payless Shoesource
(317) 297-0337
3919 Lafayette Rd Lafayette Square
Indianapolis, IN
 
Foot Locker
(317) 240-3334
1041 N Girls School Rd
Indianapolis, IN
 
Zapateria E Innovedades Yadi
(317) 290-2040
4024 N High School Rd
Indianapolis, IN
 
Underground Station
(317) 297-1527
3919 Lafayette Rd # 276
Indianapolis, IN
 
Stouts Shoes
(317) 852-8300
1430 N Green St
Brownsburg, IN
 
Lady Foot Locker
(317) 216-0645
3919 Lafayette Rd # 550
Indianapolis, IN
 
Bakers
(317) 299-7017
3919 Lafayette Rd # 373
Indianapolis, IN
 
Yates Stride Rite Childrens
(317) 290-9900
5339 W 38th St
Indianapolis, IN
 
Payless Shoesource
(317) 291-4607
4905 W 38th St Georgetown Plaza
Indianapolis, IN
 

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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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