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Athletic Shoe Stores Rock Springs WY

Local resource for athletic shoe stores in Rock Springs, WY. 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.

Payless Shoesource
(307) 382-3320
2441 Foothill Blvd Ofc
Bitter Creek, WY
 
Foot Locker
(307) 382-7920
2441 Foothill Blvd # 7852
Rock Springs, WY
 
Corral West Ranchwear
(307) 382-9155
1683 Sunset Dr
Rock Springs, WY
 
Payless Shoesource
(307) 382-6405
Space E 101 Gateway Blvd
Rock Springs, WY
 
Steppin Out Shoes & Accessories
(307) 733-1611
105 E Pearl St
Jackson, WY
 
Model Boot & Shoe Repair
(307) 362-7239
608 Dewar Dr
Rock Springs, WY
 
Famous Footwear
(307) 382-5644
2441 Foothill Blvd #1155
Rock Springs, WY
 
Payless Shoe Source
(307) 382-6405
101 Gateway Blvd
Rock Springs, WY
 
Foot Locker
(307) 635-1266
1400 Dell Range Blvd # 71
Cheyenne, WY
 
Foot Of The Rockies
(307) 778-7866
1740 Dell Range Blvd
Cheyenne, WY
 

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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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