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Athletic Shoe Stores Park Hills MO

Local resource for athletic shoe stores in Park Hills, MO. 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
749 Market St
Farmington, MO
 
Supermarket Of Shoes
(573) 760-1138
749 Market St
Farmington, MO
 
Payless Shoesource
(573) 756-0185
730 Market St
Farmington, MO
 
Red Wing Shoe Store
(573) 438-7500
1 Redwing Dr
Potosi, MO
 
Walk Easy
(573) 636-7382
2020 S Country Club Dr
Jefferson City, MO
 
Mega Sports Inc
(573) 756-8999
780 Maple Valley Dr
Farmington, MO
 
Craftwell & Dunnright Shoe Rpr
(573) 756-2112
720 Maple Valley Dr
Farmington, MO
 
Pine Valley Health Products
(573) 438-3210
14345 S State Highway 21
Potosi, MO
 
J Rs Western Store
(417) 532-1799
1120 Millcreek Rd
Lebanon, MO
 
Payless Shoesource
(636) 349-8008
53 Fenton Plaza Fenton Plaza
Fenton, MO
 

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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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