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Health Tip: Buying Athletic Shoes

Take your time, and do it right

(HealthDayNews) -- On your way to the shoe store for new athletic shoes? Here are some buying tips, courtesy of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine:

  • Select a shoe that's built for the specific sport in which you're participating.
  • Go to a store that specializes in athletic shoes and has a good reputation in your community.
  • Bring with you a list of past and present injuries. And don't forget your old shoes, to use for comparison.
  • Have your feet measured every time you purchase shoes. Measurements should include sitting, standing, heel-to-toe, heel-to-ball, and width.
  • Wear the socks you plan to use, and don't forget your inserts or orthotics.
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