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When you decide to lose weight, especially when your wedding is just a few months away, the first thing that comes to your mind is ‘what do I wear to the gym?’ While deciding on the clothes is the easy part, buying the right kind of sport shoes needs to be thought over well. Wearing just any pair of shoes can injure your feet post-workout.
So, to make your life simpler and your workouts more fun, we get you all the tips and tricks you need to know before you go to buy a new pair of workout shoes.
First and foremost, when you decide to shop for sport shoes, avoid going in a formal business suit/skirt or salwar suit. You should always dress in the same outfit that you will be wearing for your gym. It will give you a correct picture of how your shoes will look with your gym wear.
After a long day at work or a good workout, your feet will be slightly swollen. That is the best time to try on new shoes as it will tell you the perfect size of your feet. And because your feet are swollen and tired, you will also know which pair gives you maximum comfort.
All sport shoes might look same to you, but they are meant for different purposes. They come as running shoes, training shoes, basketball trainers, football trainers, regular walking shoes, etc. So, first know what your workout style is. If you need to join a gym, go for aerobics or training shoes, and if you like to jog in the park, take running shoes. Else, you can go for some specific sport trainers.
Again, you need to be careful about what you buy as some shoes focus on maximum cushioning, while other have a lesser cushion and are more stable. How will you decide? Well, it all depends on the arch of your foot. If the arch of your foot is high, the higher are the chances of a greater fall impact and so, you should focus on buying well-cushioned shoes. And if the arch is low, then go for stronger stability shoes.
However expensive, comfortable or dear your shoes might be to you, everything has a lifespan. If your shoes wear out, know that it is right time to dispose them. Wearing them for more than that can cause injury to your feet and can also result in painful feet post-workout.
Sales experts at sports and fitness store can tell your usage, type of workout and the style that will suit you the best, just by having a good look at your old pair of shoes. Thus, to make their job easy, either wear or take your old pair of sport shoes along. Talk to them about the workout plan you have in mind and take their guidance in selecting the perfect pair for your needs.
All big brands in sportswear have shoes of all kinds and purposes. They stress on comfort, fit and flexibility because of which they develop a popular brand name. It is for the amazing comfort and the brand name that their products are expensive. But if good looks, great style, amazing comfort and great fit are things that you are looking for, don’t ponder over much before spending those extra bucks. It will be beneficial for you in the long run. Think of it as an investment for a fitter and smarter you.
And by that, we don’t mean you should buy ugly looking shoes. All we mean to say is, if you are confused between a pair that is extremely comfortable and just what you are looking for and one that looks oh-so-awesome, always choose comfort over looks. The reason behind this is that when you are working out, you won’t really care how your shoes look. Instead, what’s more important is that your feet are feeling comfortable.
When you wear your training shoes for walking, or for that matter exercising, it is obvious that your feet will sweat, and because it is a small and closed area, it will create bad foot odour. So, to avoid that, buy shoes, which are broad at the toes with a breathable upper section. You can also apply some anti-fungal powder on your toes before putting on your socks and shoes.
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Now that you know what to do, how to buy, and what to ask for, get yourself a great pair of training shoes and get started with your workouts to get slimmer and fitter you before your big day!
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