There are four specific qualities you want to look for when fitting athletic shoes: size, shape, stability, and style. As to size, you should have around ½ in of space between tip of your longest toe and the shoe when standing up. The shape of the shoe should match your foot shape, with enough space for your forefoot and toes, adequate arch support, and proper heel width. If you have hammertoes, bunions, flat feet or high arched feet, these qualities are especially important. A good shoe will provide stability and motion control to help with balance. Lastly, the style of the shoe should fit the sport in which you are involved. If your feet are uncomfortable or in pain during or after sports, it is likely that one of these qualities are missing.
We are experts in treating athletic foot problems. If you need help finding the right athletic shoe, contact Austin Foot and Ankle Specialists today. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Craig H. Thomajan DPM, FACFAS or Dr. Shine John DPM, FACFAS by calling (512) 328-8900.
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