Choosing The Proper Footwear For Your Active Lifestyle. A helpful hint from

Choosing The Proper Footwear For Your Active Lifestyle

Incorporating a variety of different activities into your lifestyle is important to help keep your body fit and strong. Choosing the correct shoe for each of your activities is an important part of setting yourself up for success and giving your body the support it needs. Different movements require different types of support in different areas, so it’s important to know what you’re looking for in a shoe when engaging in an activity.

Trail Running Shoes

Rugged terrain and unexpected conditions make trail running an adventurous experience, but also mean that you need to be sure to wear the proper footwear when heading out on the trail. If most of your runs will be on soft, muddy surfaces, you want to look for a longer “lug” length (the individual threads of the shoe) to help prevent slips and slides. For runs primarily on hard pack or rocky terrain, a shorter lug length works well, as it will give you more stability/traction on a hard surface.

Be cautious about choosing waterproof shoes. Their waterproof membranes mean highly reduced breathability, which could cause excess moisture build up inside your shoe, leading to blisters. Unless you plan to be running regularly in muddy or snowy trails, it’s best to avoid waterproof shoes.

Cross-Training Shoes

Cross-training is a term that generally incorporates a variety of athletic activities that don’t sport specific. Most cardio based exercise, including the treadmill, elliptical m Zumba, kickboxing etc fall into the cross-training category.

When choosing a cross-training shoe you want to ensure you choose a shoe that supports both vertical and lateral movement, so your foot will be properly supported during your workouts.

Your cross-training shoes should provide support for your foot and ankle during side to side movements, along with adequate traction to help avoids slipping. Your shoes should fit snugly so your foot won’t slide around inside your shoes, but be sure to leave adequate space in the front of your shoe (about a thumb’s width) to avoid damage to your toes and toenails from repeated impact.

Road Running Shoes

While road running shoes may LOOK like all other sneakers, it’s important to ensure that the shoes you choose for running offer your feet the support and features they need for the repetitive motion distance running involves. When choosing a shoe, you should consider size gender, arch type, mileage and cushioning.

You want to ensure the shoe you choose is lightweight enough for your needs, but that it also offers adequate support. You may even want to consider using a more cushioned shoe on your rest/short run days, and a lower profile shoe for those days you plan on doing long distance runs.

Remember that as you run, your feet will swell, so it may be necessary to size up 1/2 to full size, depending on the length of your runs. I highly recommend visiting a running store for gait evaluation and for help getting properly fitted for running shoes.

We at www.dtfoowear have great running shoes and these are therapeutic designed footwear and additional information on this construction will be found below.

Now, a few new styles dealing with running and those 1 to 3 sets of Heat Moldable Customized Inserts  FREE ( that will make your run like running on a pillow with major support) from


0987 Women’s Athletic Tie Less Lace and Heel Strap

All our styles have the following features that make so much more unique than most footwear websites out on the internet today.


Let this video explain what a therapeutic design or construction is all about dealing with footwear. Therapeutic/Orthotic consider an extra depth construction.

We are a therapeutic line, and the explanation between a conventional comfort line and our’s found in the video below

Now let’s talk, in more detail, about the ten reasons what makes Therapeutic footwear so much superior to a Comfort Shoe:

1) The strongest mid-support in the shoe business. No bilateral movement view the video above for illustrations and a midsection depth that gives you support and the maximum room in the footwear world. One of many reasons why therapeutic is considered extra depth

2) The strongest heel counter in the business that helps create no bi-lateral movement and the tallest heel counter in the footwear world. A reason whey therapeutic footwear considered extra depth

3) A taller toe box to create more wiggle room and space for your toes a reason why considered an extra depth footwear

4)Extended bottoms to give you the fullest width and support than any other shoe line anywhere

5) A lightweight shoe for less wear and tear on your feet but with all that great added support

6) all removable arch support to put a more advanced support system or a customized inserts

7) Women’s styles having a 3 to 1 combination last for better fit and support for your heel

8) Fuller forefront in the construction of the footwear to create more comfort and room for that maximum support and comfort and a reason why considered extra depth footwear

9) Deeper heel counter to build more balance and support to the heel section of the foot and other reason why consider an extra depth footwear

10) Leather lining that creates more flexibility and breathability to the foot

We have 4A (Slender width for Ladies) 2A (Narrow width for Ladies), B ( Medium width for Ladies and Narrow width for Men), D (Medium width for Men and Wide width for Ladies), 2E, 3E, 4E, 5E, 6E, 7E, 9E, 10E, 14E widths in Men’s and Ladies styles

We carry up to 20 in Men’s styles, and 15 in Ladies dealing in lengths

We have 5 to 6 lengths, in selected styles for Men and 4 to 5 in Women’s length

Some additional information and explanation of this type of footwear for all the Ladies out there:


We have all those wide widths that are needed but with our 32 new styles of women’s footwear that we will be offering a 4A (Slender) 2A (Narrow) B (Medium) D (Wide) 3E Extra Wide) 5E Extra Extra Wide, 7E Full Extra Wide 10E Extra Full Wide, 14E (Superior Extra Wide Width) widths for you ladies- that is unheard that is offered by one website.

Why having this 3 to 1 combination last is so important in creating that perfect fit for all our ladies. What does 3 to 1 combination mean? The heel counter is 3 times narrow than the ball width of the shoe. Okay, big deal? Well, this is a critical factor because a women heel structure is a great deal narrow than a Men’s and if we made all our Ladies footwear as the same last of a Men’s style- the ladies heels would slipping all day long or have a terrible fit!

Having these 1 to 3 Customized Heat Moldable Inserts ( that is Free and remember that the shoe has to have a removable footbed for these inserts to work. Not all AA widths have this, but we’ll state, on our descriptions if you can receive 1 to 3 pair of these inserts FREE- up to a $240.00 value) will make that perfect fit, comfort and support experience out of this world — especially for those NARROW FEET!.

If you know someone (Ladies) that needs sandals, casual footwear, athletic footwear in a 4A (slender width) or AA (Narrow) width- let them know we have then and a great selection as well.

All new Slender (4A) and Narrow (AA) widths for ladies- look out we will have a ton for you to choose. New Dress Boots, up to 14 inches in shaft height, for women, Dress boots and new dress styles for Men as well. All Weather Footwear and Boots for both Men and Women. Some new dressy footwear for Men and women.

All our new and old styles are therapeutic/comfort that has the best fit and support in the shoe world.

It’s nice being called the “King Of Widths”, again 4A to 14E widths, on the internet, and all found at


Thank you,

Ron Heinlein | President/Founder | Cell # 909–215–1622|

Designer Therapeutic Footwear Co.

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