Training Shoes Palmer AK

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.

Payless Shoesource
(907) 357-2279
Unit E 1301 S Seward Meridian Hwy
Wasilla, AK
 
Foot Locker
(907) 376-2876
1801 E Parks Hwy # C10
Wasilla, AK
 
Payless Shoesource
(907) 376-8226
Cottonwood Creek
Wasilla, AK
 
Payless Shoesource
(907) 272-7887
600 E Northern Lights #157 Sears Mall
Anchorage, AK
 
Payless Shoesource
(907) 357-2279
Unit E 1301 S Seward Meridian Hwy
Wasilla, AK
 
Famous Footwear
(907) 376-1105
1863 E. George Parks Hwy
Wasilla, AK
 
Northern Orthopedics Inc
(907) 357-3737
3719 E Meridian Loop # H
Wasilla, AK
 
Famous Footwear
(907) 277-3668
600 E Northern Lights Blv
Anchorage, AK
 
Second Chance The
(907) 277-2748
3106 Spenard Rd
Anchorage, AK
 
Payless Shoesource
(907) 262-8400
44332 Sterling Hwy Peninsula Center Mall
Soldotna, AK
 

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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