Tips for Buying Workout Shoes

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  • I had a great experience going to a running shoe store where there are professionals. If someone takes the time to ensure you are properly fitted - and they know what they are talking about, I'm happy to give them my business. Always great to build a relationship with these sales professionals - it pays off in the long run (pardon the pun), even if you feel you can get the same shoe online cheaper. - 2/2/2015 11:13:02 AM
  • After 3 months of walking my shoes starting giving me blisters. Went to a specialty store at a running friends recommendation. Quit an experience. Had me take off shoes & socks and walk back and forth to see how my ankles lined up and foot moved when I walked. Had me try on 1 shoe on left foot with another type of shoe on right. Kept changing the one I liked less. Then took the 1 I liked on the other foot and tried on a couple others on my other foot. Only when I consistently chose the same shoe did I try on both shoes and walk around, then tried on the 2nd most comfortable pair and walked around. Great experience. They looked like they lived the healthy life style and very professional. Also had a treadmill for you to try running in the shoes if you were a runner. One girl was going at it while I shopped. They were also very supportive and encouraging for this old overweight grammy trying to get in shape. - 2/2/2015 8:03:30 AM
  • Very helpful. Shoes really impact my feet as I have arthritis in them. - 12/12/2014 12:28:54 AM
  • I found it very helpful and informative! - 11/21/2014 8:42:53 PM
  • I try on shoes in the store and then search for them online---- almost always can find them cheaper. I also look for discontinued styles and colors that are usually sale or clearance priced - 7/17/2014 6:54:49 PM
  • This was very helpful as I am in need of new walking sneakers right now. - 6/14/2014 9:30:11 PM
  • I often get up from my chair during the day and put on a zippy song, and side step, jog in place, lift the knees, etc. to the beat. It sounds like I need to consider cross-fit shoes. I didn't know that.

    Thanks for posting this video. - 5/30/2014 6:20:59 PM
  • I enjoyed the video. - 5/16/2014 10:12:15 AM
  • Transcript please. I am Deaf and cannot speech read well. Thank you. - 3/2/2014 5:03:47 PM
  • Brief, informative...tha
    nks! - 1/7/2014 8:18:58 AM
  • very helpful - 12/16/2013 6:20:02 PM
  • I also can't watch the video. It just goes back to the beginning and stops after a few seconds even if I fast forward 15 secs. - 10/29/2013 11:42:25 PM
  • Great information! - 9/5/2013 3:27:07 PM
  • Great info needed that, always want to know how to buy workout shoes. - 8/8/2013 3:04:32 PM
  • I can not view the video. :( really needed advice. Not sure if it's my PC or the site? - 7/28/2013 11:53:20 PM