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Athletic Shoe Stores Parker CO

Local resource for athletic shoe stores in Parker, CO. 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
(303) 840-5220
9845 S Parker Rd Unit A
Parker, CO
 
Payless Shoesource
(303) 840-1399
9855 So Parker Road
Parker, CO
 
Off Broadway
(303) 627-5721
23901 E Orchard Rd # A
Aurora, CO
 
Payless Shoe Source
(303) 690-7323
24112 E Orchard Rd
Aurora, CO
 
Famous Footwear
(303) 400-4707
24101 E Orchard Rd Unit B
Aurora, CO
 
Famous Footwear
11475 S Twenty Mile Rd
Parker, CO
 
Famous Footwear
(303) 841-7603
11475 S Twenty Mile Rd # B
Parker, CO
 
Famous Footwear
(303) 690-2004
6340 S Parker Rd Unit 105
Aurora, CO
 
Runners Roost
(303) 766-3411
6554 S Parker Rd # 107
Aurora, CO
 
Journeys
(303) 617-9125
6155 S Main St
Aurora, CO
 

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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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