Finding a new pair of shoes for sale might seem like a simple enough task, finding the right shoes for the job you need them to do, can be a huge mission! No-one wants to waste their time or money buying shoes that are not able to do what you need them to, so why would you go into the shops unprepared? Need more reasons to do your research before hitting the stores? Here is why buying any random pair of shoes is a bad idea.
Pick your activities but know the difference.
As much as you are unlikely to bake a cake in a soup pot, you would not even consider making soup in a cake tin. Each piece of equipment is designed with its own purpose in mind, and shoes are no different. Running is a different activity that results in different kinds of body movement to what running does, so why would you use the same pair of shoes for both?
Of course, there is always that one pair of shoes that you found at one of the Nike sales that is so comfortable, that you use them for everything. But think about the minor glitches you might have experienced during that time. Did your lower back ever feel a little bit too stiff? Minor aches or popping joints, perhaps? Chances are great that this happened as a result of wearing the incorrect shoes. It is not the shoe; it’s how you use them!
Your feet are always working.
Hobbies are only one aspect of a greater picture. Not only do certain jobs also keep you on your feet for long hours on end (think nursing or sales assistants)- in reality, your feet are almost always in action. If you have ever gone out in a pair of shoes that you just wanted to kick off by the time you got home, you will understand the value of a pair of shoes that offers the right support! Prevent fatigue by getting a pair of shoes that not only provide support across the bridge and ankles, but which also offers enough cushioning to prevent chafing.
Where do I find shoes like that?
While there are many choices out there when it comes to finding the right shoes for you, remember that different manufacturers have different design styles, and just because you like a certain pair of shoes does not mean that they will be able to do what you need them to.
The quickest way to get around the pressure of wanting a pair of shoes that look great, but are incompatible to your lifestyle, is to prioritise functionality over appearance. Just because a shoe holds a famous trademark, does not make it right for you! Make use of the wealth of internet reviews to see which shoes actually perform according to expectation and which are a flash in the pan when it comes to meeting the needs of the wearer.
If you are buying from an actual store and not scouring online Nike shoes sales, do not be scared to touch the shoes, try them on, and see how they compare to your expectations.