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Athletic Shoe Stores Darby PA

Local resource for athletic shoe stores in Darby, 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.

Penguin Brands Inc
(610) 534-8700
2009 Elmwood Ave # 101
Sharon Hill, PA
Shoe Warehouse
(610) 583-0331
25 Macdade Blvd
Darby, PA
Champion Foot Wear
(215) 726-5212
6215 Woodland Ave
Philadelphia, PA
Foot Locker
(215) 724-0657
6050 Woodland Ave
Philadelphia, PA
Shoes & Accessories World International
(215) 729-6923
6113 Woodland Ave
Philadelphia, PA
Payless Shoesource
(610) 586-1828
Sharon Hill Sc 1102 Chester Pike
Sharon Hill, PA
Work Clothes Outlet
(610) 626-5570
29 Melrose Ave
Lansdowne, PA
Payless Shoesource
(215) 726-6603
6233 Woodland Ave # 35
Philadelphia, PA
Foot Steps
(215) 727-0404
6304 Woodland Ave
Philadelphia, PA
Payless Shoesource
(610) 394-6803
301 W. Baltimore Pike
Clifton Heights, 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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