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Athletic Shoe Stores Vernal UT

Local resource for athletic shoe stores in Vernal, UT. 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
(435) 781-0838
1216 W 400 S
Vernal, UT
 
Basin Sports
(435) 789-2199
511 W Main St
Vernal, UT
 
Payless Shoesource
(801) 355-2139
36 S State St Zcmi Center
Salt Lake City, UT
 
Famous Footwear
(801) 547-9844
2042 Layton Hills Mall
Layton, UT
 
Foot Locker
(801) 852-3105
1200 Towne Centre Blvd # 1040
Provo, UT
 
Merrell Footlab
(435) 789-3079
3400 N 3500 W
Vernal, UT
 
Athletes Foot
(435) 781-2245
1056 W Highway 40 # 6b
Vernal, UT
 
Athletes Foot
(435) 781-2245
1056 W Highway 40 # 6b
Vernal, UT
 
Payless Shoesource
(801) 964-9390
4071 W 5415 South The Kearns Shopping Center
Kearns, UT
 
Payless
(435) 867-8037
1380 S Providence Center Dr
Cedar City, UT
 

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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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