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Athletic Shoe Stores Norfolk NE

Local resource for athletic shoe stores in Norfolk, NE. 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
(402) 844-4353
1700 Market Ln
Norfolk, NE
 
Ath Elite
(402) 371-6570
1700 Market Ln # 9
Norfolk, NE
 
Browns Shoe Fit Co
(402) 371-0932
803 S 13th St
Norfolk, NE
 
Payless Shoesource
(402) 379-8946
2005 Krenzien St
Norfolk, NE
 
Dicks Western Wear
(402) 697-0737
4315 S 120th St
Omaha, NE
 
Famous Footwear
Sunset Plz
Norfolk, NE
 
Payless Shoesource
(402) 379-0600
1700 Market Lane Sunset Mall
Norfolk, NE
 
Corral West Ranch Wear
(402) 371-0866
1700 Market Ln # 390
Norfolk, NE
 
Prokupek Shoes & Shoe Repair
(402) 564-0161
1259 26th Ave
Columbus, NE
 
Post & Nickel
(402) 333-5206
2609 S 132nd St
Omaha, NE
 

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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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