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Athletic Shoe Stores Grand Forks ND

Local resource for athletic shoe stores in Grand Forks, ND. 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.

Red Wing Shoe Store
(701) 772-4641
2475 32nd Ave S # 5
Grand Forks, ND
 
Payless Shoesource
(701) 775-0515
2851 32nd Ave S Festival Market Sc
Grand Forks, ND
 
Foot Locker
(701) 746-6379
2800 S Columbia Rd # 250
Grand Forks, ND
 
Tradehome Shoes
(701) 780-9661
2800 S Columbia Rd
Grand Forks, ND
 
Jacks Shoes
(701) 775-5225
1726 S Washington St
Grand Forks, ND
 
Journeys
(701) 795-0286
2800 S Columbia Rd
Grand Forks, ND
 
Finish Line
(701) 772-3242
2800 S Columbia Rd # 331
Grand Forks, ND
 
Famous Footwear
3711 32nd Ave S
Grand Forks, ND
 
Famous Footwear
(701) 775-4550
3711 32nd Ave S
Grand Forks, ND
 
Churchills Shoe World
(701) 772-8256
2650 32nd Ave S
Grand Forks, ND
 

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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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