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Athletic Shoe Stores Detroit MI

Local resource for athletic shoe stores in Detroit, MI. 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.

Boulevard Shoe Center
(313) 872-3727
6506 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI
 
Bobs Classic Kicks
(313) 342-9523
4717 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI
 
Sibleys Shoes
(313) 873-2666
6518 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI
 
Marshalls Uniform Shop
(313) 832-2020
3750 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI
 
Biz-r Collection
(313) 875-9600
3031 W Grand Blvd # 228
Detroit, MI
 
Blackwell Shoes
(313) 867-8295
2467 Highland St
Detroit, MI
 
Payless Shoesource
(313) 871-6929
6535 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI
 
Robys Shoes
(313) 871-7958
6518 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI
 
Payless Shoesource
(313) 491-1224
11611 Dexter Ave
Detroit, MI
 
Sibley Shoes
(313) 962-0701
2001 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI
 

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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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