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Athletic Shoe Stores White Hall AR

Local resource for athletic shoe stores in White Hall, AR. 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
(870) 534-5268
5401 E S Olive Suite 800
Pine Bluff, AR
 
Hunters Refuge
(870) 247-9000
7013 Dollarway Rd
Pine Bluff, AR
 
Shoe Time
(870) 534-7900
3007 S Olive St
Pine Bluff, AR
 
Footaction Usa
(870) 534-1993
2901 Pines Mall Dr
Pine Bluff, AR
 
Journeys
(870) 534-3112
2901 Pines Mall Dr # 206
Pine Bluff, AR
 
First Gear
(870) 535-1212
3008 S Olive St
Pine Bluff, AR
 
Shoe Show
(870) 575-0519
2801 S Olive St
Pine Bluff, AR
 
Foot Locker
(870) 534-4815
2801 Pines Mall Dr
Pine Bluff, AR
 
Galsters Orthopedic Labs Inc
(870) 536-2171
2407 S Cherry St
Pine Bluff, AR
 
Kids Foot Locker
(870) 535-6921
2901 Pines Mall Dr # 220
Pine Bluff, AR
 

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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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