Training Shoes Saco ME

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.

Sportshoe Center
(207) 282-0180
249 Main St
Saco, ME
 
Sportshoe Center
(207) 885-0793
448 Payne Rd
Scarborough, ME
 
Lady Foot Locker
(207) 761-9650
364 Maine Mall Rd
South Portland, ME
 
Payless Shoesource
(207) 828-1578
379 Maine Mall Maine Mall
South Portland, ME
 
Uniforms Express
(207) 774-5500
200 Gorham Rd
South Portland, ME
 
Famous Footwear
(207) 284-6078
418 Mariner Way
Biddeford, ME
 
Insightful Products
(207) 885-0414
2 Lincoln Ave # 8
Scarborough, ME
 
Dsw Shoe Warehouse
(207) 775-5970
198 Maine Mall Rd
South Portland, ME
 
Aldo Shoes
(207) 253-5655
364 Maine Mall Rd
South Portland, ME
 
Shuz By Corradina
(207) 967-9980
24 Ocean Ave
Kennebunkport, ME
 

Top Picks for Running and Walking Shoes

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Training Shoes

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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