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Phone: 803-285-1411
Carolina Podiatry Group
Call: 803-285-1411
Toll Free: 888-569-9559
Fax: 803-283-9920

How do I pick the right shoe for my sport?

Practice makes perfect but too much repetitive motion can also cause weakness.Choosing the right sports shoes doesn’t have to be difficult if you know what to look for. In most cases, sports have footwear designed specifically for the motions and stressors they put on the feet. That’s why football and soccer cleats aren’t actually interchangeable, and why basketball and tennis shoes look different. A specialty store should be able to provide you with athletic shoes for your activities. Once you’ve selected a kind that fits the unique demands of your sport, you can start trying on the shoes.

The fit is crucial. Make sure your footwear fits in both the heel and the toe. The arch should support you appropriately as well. Make sure the sole has cushioning you need to absorb hard impacts properly. The laces should secure your foot without pinching it, and the toe shouldn’t squeeze your own digits. If you’re concerned about the fit or anything else with your sports shoes, let us know at Carolina Podiatry Group. We’ll help you get your feet measured and fitted for the right athletic shoes. Make an appointment online or call us: (803) 548-FEET for our Fort Mill office, or (803) 285-1411 for our Lancaster office.