3 Signs Your Running Shoes Don’t Fit Correctly
When shopping for women’s running shoes or men’s running shoes, many individuals simply buy sneakers based on how they look. However, by not being properly sized, you may be wearing the wrong size, which makes you more prone to injuries and other feet ailments. Here are three signs that your running shoes don’t fit you right.
- After strenuous activity, your arches ache, your Achilles tendon hurts or you feel strain in your calves.
If you have shoes that lack heel support and flexibility, you will have an improperly-aligned flex point, which can lead to this pain. The best way to ensure that your shoe has the right flex point is to hold the heel of your shoe as you press the tip into the floor of the store. The shoe should always bend or crease the same line that your foot flexes to offer the best flexibility.
- You have corns on the side of your toes or bunions
Ultimately, this usually means that your foot box is wider than the pair of shoes you’re wearing. Your foot should be able to move side-to-side without crossing over the insole. When trying on shoes, pinch about a quarter inch of upper material at the widest portion of your foot for the best fit.
- Numbness on top of the foot
This usually means that the shoes you’re wearing are too loose or too tight on the foot. The proper fitting shoe should have no bagginess or gaps in the upper part when it is laced. It should feel snug, but not too tight.