Training Shoes South Portland 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.

Famous Footwear
(207) 871-9033
200 Running Hill Rd Ste 2
Portland, ME
 
Uniforms Express
(207) 774-5500
200 Gorham Rd
South Portland, ME
 
Selby Shoes Etc
(207) 772-4123
220 Maine Mall Rd # 5
South Portland, ME
 
Payless Shoesource
(207) 828-1578
379 Maine Mall Maine Mall
South Portland, ME
 
Amaryllis Clothing Co
(207) 772-4439
41 Exchange St
Portland, ME
 
J L Coombs
(207) 253-5633
22 Exchange St
Portland, ME
 
Sportshoe Center
(207) 767-0980
50 Market St
South Portland, ME
 
Maine Running Co
(207) 773-6601
563 Forest Ave
Portland, ME
 
Foot Locker
(207) 773-5742
610 Maine Mall
South Portland, ME
 
Journeys
(207) 253-5087
364 Maine Mall Rd
South Portland, ME
 

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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