Training Shoes Birmingham AL

Whether you exercise to stay in shape or by playing sports, you need to have the right type of shoe for the activity or you risk being injured. The standard types are walking shoes, running shoes and cross training shoes; each type uses specific technology to provide support and absorb the shock involved in the related activity.

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(205) 252-8654
608 23rd St S
Birmingham, AL
 
Quans Custom Uniforms
(205) 324-4045
2116 7th Ave S
Birmingham, AL
 
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(205) 586-0250
1816 3rd Ave N
Birmingham, AL
 
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(205) 328-0103
2320 1st Ave N
Birmingham, AL
 
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(205) 945-8006
136 Wildwood Pkwy
Birmingham, AL
 
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(205) 254-3322
726 23rd St S
Birmingham, AL
 
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(205) 328-7848
1901 6th Ave N
Birmingham, AL
 
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1900 5th Ave N
Birmingham, AL
 
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1105 Dunston Ave
Birmingham, AL
 
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304 Oxmoor Rd Palisades Sc
Homewood, AL
 

Top Picks for Running and Walking Shoes

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Top picks for running and walking shoes

Whether you exercise to stay in shape or by playing sports, you need to have the right type of shoe for the activity or you risk being injured. The standard types are walking shoes, running shoes and cross training shoes; each type uses specific technology to provide support and absorb the shock involved in the related activity. Shoes are also designed for the needs of each gender; for instance, womens running shoes are generally smaller than mens running shoes, to offer an optimal fit.

Training Shoe Types

Cross training shoes are designed to be multi-purpose shoes that can handle just about any type of activity and are often a more economical choice. However, they aren’t a substitute for running shoes as they do not provide enough flexibility and are heavier than the average running shoe.

Walking shoes need to provide comfort and support for those who exercise by taking long walks daily, but they don’t need as much cushioning as running shoes. If you only take short walks, you can opt for a lighter shoe with adequate cushioning. Walkers also strike the ground with their heels, so the shoe needs a solid heel but one that isn’t overly high or flared. Fitness walking shoes also need to be flexible; a good one will bend at the forefoot. New Balance walking shoes are a popular choice among fitness walkers.

Running shoes need to have a lot of cushioning; the impact on a runner’s foot is three times their body w...

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