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Athletic Shoe Stores Bryn Mawr PA

Local resource for athletic shoe stores in Bryn Mawr, PA. 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.

Bryn Mawr Running Co
(610) 527-5510
828 W Lancaster Ave
Bryn Mawr, PA
 
Main Line Uniforms
(610) 527-6000
832 W Lancaster Ave
Bryn Mawr, PA
 
Wallachs Shoes
(610) 642-6070
21 Station Rd
Haverford, PA
 
Mephisto Haverford Station
(610) 649-9371
16 Haverford Station Rd
Haverford, PA
 
Mjm Design Shoes
(610) 688-2154
550 E Lancaster Ave
Saint Davids, PA
 
Sherman Brothers Mens Shoes
(610) 527-2323
1149 W Lancaster Ave
Bryn Mawr, PA
 
Marcella Soret Shoes To Boot
(610) 527-2700
847 W Lancaster Ave
Bryn Mawr, PA
 
Ecco Haverford Station
(610) 649-9370
16 Haverford Station Rd
Haverford, PA
 
Kidz Shooz
(610) 645-9445
3 W Lancaster Ave
Ardmore, PA
 
Anokha She Store
(610) 688-4669
503 W Lancaster Ave
Wayne, PA
 

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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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