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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.

Athletes Foot
(435) 781-2245
1056 W Highway 40 # 6b
Vernal, UT
 
Basin Sports
(435) 789-2199
511 W Main St
Vernal, UT
 
Peak Performance Fitness Gear
(801) 475-0111
5739 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT
 
Payless Shoesource
(801) 546-3328
1150 N Main
Layton, UT
 
Classic Sports
(435) 635-9777
1141 W State St
Hurricane, UT
 
Merrell Footlab
(435) 789-3079
3400 N 3500 W
Vernal, UT
 
Payless Shoesource
(435) 781-0838
1216 W 400 S
Vernal, UT
 
Payless Shoesource
(801) 261-1122
5959 S State St
Murray, UT
 
Moke Sport-outdoors
(435) 652-4499
25 N Main St
Saint George, UT
 
Journeys
(801) 501-7493
10450 S State St # 2254
Sandy, 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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