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 treads 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 is a term that generally incorporates a variety of athletic activities that aren’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 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 longer 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 a gait evaluation and for help getting properly fitted for running shoes.
Make sure that the style and footwear line you choose well give you the support, balance.
What Makes Dtfootwear so much advances or unique over all the other footwear lines offer on the internet, depth in the toe and heel counter, wiggle room inside the shoe and no bi-lateral movement to the shoe.
Yours in Good Health,
Trina Kincey ~ Integrative Health Coach ~ Owner of Get Real Wellness, LLC
At DTFootwear, we believe that a combination of high-quality footwear and top of the line, triple-layer, heat molded custom inserts is the WINNING COMBINATION!/dtfootwear.com
The Running Shoe World
Unfortunately, we have a hunch that you just spent a lot of money on an expensive pair of high-end running shoes expecting them to solve your problem and end your pain.
We‘re not surprised to hear they didn’t, but you might be scratching your head as to why.
Watch this informational DTFootwear video explaining the primary differences between conventional athletic footwear and therapeutic athletic footwear. We think you’ll find your answer.
Now let’s talk in more detail about the ten reasons that make orthopedic/therapeutic footwear the better choice for the health of your foot:
- Orthopedic/Therapeutic shoes have the strongest mid-support in the shoe business, preventing bilateral movement, and a midsection depth that gives you support. Plus, the maximum room available in the footwear world.
- They also have the most solid heel counter in the business, working to prevent the bi-lateral movement of your foot.
- In an orthopedic/therapeutic shoe, you’ll also find a taller/fuller toe box creating more space and wiggle room for your toes.
4) Extended bottoms give you the fullest width and support, more than any other shoe company out there.
5) They’re a lightweight shoe causing less wear and tear on your feet, without skimping on support.
6) Removable Arch support, or customized insert, create a more advanced support system for your foot.
The next time you buy a pair of shoes, makes sure they have a removable foot bed.
With a removable foot bed, you’ll be able to use your custom made inserts, which offer far more support and comfort than a standard factory foot bed.
Approximately eighty-five percent of athletic shoes have zero support in the factory-made inserts.
It’s beneficial to your foot to use an insert explicitly molded for your foot, but you can not stack a custom insert on top of a factory-made foot bed.
Ensure the shoe’s foot bed is removable before making a purchase.
7) Women’s styles have a 3 to 1 combination for better fit and support for your heel.
8) A fuller forefront in the construction of the footwear creates a more comfortable, supportive fit.
9) The deeper heel counters promote better balance and support of the heel.
10) Leather lining creates more flexibility and breathability for the foot.
Need a specific size, width, or length?
Why they call us the “King Of Widths.”
Ron Heinlein | President/Founder | Cell # 909-215-1622 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Been in the footwear business for over 50 years and been trained by the best in the Therapeutic/Orthopedic world.
DTFootwear.com Designer Therapeutic Footwear Co.
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