Today's Dietitian
Health & Nutrition Center   |   Subscribe today!   |   Visit TodaysDietitian.com

Athletic Shoe Stores Prairie Village KS

Local resource for athletic shoe stores in Prairie Village, KS. 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.

Steves Shoes
(913) 362-4837
6949 Tomahawk Road Prairie Village Center
Prairie Village, KS
 
Showalters Shoes
(913) 677-1155
6862 Johnson Dr
Mission, KS
 
Famous Footwear
(913) 384-1447
5824 Antioch Rd
Merriam, KS
 
Aldo
(816) 531-4790
4728 Broadway St
Kansas City, MO
 
Nigros Western Stores
(913) 631-2226
10509 Shawnee Mission Pkwy
Shawnee Mission, KS
 
Good Feet Store
(913) 262-6175
5742 Antioch Rd
Shawnee Mission, KS
 
Red Wing Shoe Store
(913) 831-4488
5622 Johnson Dr
Mission, KS
 
Hathaway Shoe
(816) 363-3000
7410 Wornall Rd
Kansas City, MO
 
Sas Shoe Store
(913) 385-5500
3803 W 95th St
Shawnee Mission, KS
 
Walking Co
(816) 753-3072
312 W 47th St
Kansas City, MO
 

Sole Searching

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...

Click here to read the rest of this article from Today’s Diet & Nutrition