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Athletic Shoe Stores Prineville OR

Local resource for athletic shoe stores in Prineville, OR. 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.

Prineville Mens Wear
(541) 447-6580
231 Main
Prineville, OR
 
Redmond Shoe Repair
(541) 548-2506
251 Sw 6th St
Redmond, OR
 
D W Frommer Ii-bootmaker
(541) 923-3808
827 Nw Birch Ave
Redmond, OR
 
Johnsons Comfort Shoes
(541) 770-5600
1600 N Riverside Ave # 2037
Medford, OR
 
Factory Brand Shoes
(541) 996-2666
1500 Se East Devils Lake Rd
Lincoln City, OR
 
P S Shoes
(541) 548-5081
433 Sw 6th St
Redmond, OR
 
Sundance Shoes
(541) 504-9809
915 Sw Rimrock Way # 200
Redmond, OR
 
Portland Outdoor Sales
(503) 222-1051
304 Sw 3rd Ave
Portland, OR
 
Cole Haan
(503) 982-9766
1001 N Arney Rd # 222
Woodburn, OR
 
Foot Locker
(541) 776-2328
1600 N Riverside Ave # 1019
Medford, OR
 

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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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