New workout shoes can make all the difference in your workout routine. The wrong size or fit of a shoe can slow you down and cause aches and pains. When you are looking to purchase new workout shoes, be sure to consider the following:
✓ Laces should be snug but not pinching. Contact with the tongue of the shoe when foot is flat on the ground and shoe is tied.
✗ Laces should not cause pressure or pain when shoe is tied. Your foot should be able to shift slightly against the laces as you move.
✓ You should have room to flex your toes. One half to three quarters of a thumb-width between your toe and the shoe tip when standing is recommended.
✗ Toes shouldn’t feel stacked or crunched together. Your big toe should never touch the front of the shoe.
✓ Your heal should feels secure against the back of the shoe.
✗ If your heel slips out at all when you walk, consider a different size.