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Athletic Shoe Stores Omaha NE

Local resource for athletic shoe stores in Omaha, 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.

Comfort Plus Shoe Center
(402) 392-2952
1010 S 74th Plz
Omaha, NE
 
Famous Footwear
Crossroads Mall
Omaha, NE
 
Foot Locker
(402) 392-2990
10000 California St # 2531
Omaha, NE
 
Famous Footwear
Westroads Mall
Omaha, NE
 
Famous Footwear
(402) 399-3611
10000 California St # 2800
Omaha, NE
 
Peak Performance Fitness Gear
(402) 398-9807
519 N 78th St
Omaha, NE
 
Lady Foot Locker
(402) 398-9429
7300 Dodge St # 318
Omaha, NE
 
Sas Shoe Store
(402) 391-1075
7628 Dodge St
Omaha, NE
 
Wolf Bros Western Stores
(402) 558-3005
7001 Dodge St
Omaha, NE
 
Tradehome Shoes
(402) 393-2431
10000 California St # 212a
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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