Trade in your worn out sneakers for a pair of new ones. This is not an endorsement for Nike or Adidas, but this is an endorsement for the health of your feet. It’s imperative that you treat your feet with care to ensure a long life of health and fitness using them.
In each foot, you have 26 bones, 33 joints, more than 100 muscles, tendons, and ligaments.
Trade In Your Worn Out Sneakers
Look at the bottom of your sneakers to discover the wear and tear in the rubber or even sometimes the leather that forms the shape of the foot. Wear and tear is a good indicator of how you walk, run, or jump on your feet. Some might put more pressure on the inside or the outside. Some might pound the pavement on the forefoot or the rear foot. Being aware of the condition of your sneakers helps you to determine when it’s time for a new pair that will serve you to move with more grace and ease.
Typically, if you see wear in any one of the aforementioned areas on the bottom of your soles, it’s time for a new pair. Or if you’ve been wearing the same sneakers and using them frequently for about 6 months, it’s probably also time to get a new pair.
Getting a new pair of sneakers is like getting a new set of tires on your car. It’s important to be safe, to have good support, and to move with comfort.
The Right Fit Sneaker
There is no such thing as “one size fits all or one style fits all” in sneakers. Each manufacturer or even the style is made different with a different running intention, size or foot shape in mind. My recommendation is to go to a specific sneaker store like Front Runners in LA or Foot Locker, etc.
Find the right sneaker can take some time, so please don’t rush your purchase. Use knowledgeable sells reps that take their time understanding your foot, gait and what type of use you’ll be using them for. If they don’t measure your foot width, you instep or watch the way you walk or run, I recommend you run your old sneakers out of that store. LOL
It’s Worth It
Taking care of your feet can be pricey, but it’s worth it! Don’t be cheap, spend a little more on the investment of a quality sneaker to keep your feet healthy and fit. You’ll save money in the long run, by avoiding visits to the podiatrist or knee replacement.
Enjoy the journey!
Your health & fitness coach,