With healthcare costs rising, and a nationwide focus on better health, one of the most frequently overlooked preventative care treatments available is also one of the easiest… Walking! This simple exercise is great for people of all ages and ability levels and offers a number of benefits. If you’re looking to increase strength, lose weight, or increase overall health, walking may be the workout plan you’ve been looking for. Start out right with a brand new pair of the world’s most comfortable walking shoes from Pedestrian Shops!
Benefits Of Walking
According to the American Heart Association walking can not only improve blood pressure, it can also reduce stress and decrease your risk for many kinds of cancer, among other things. Walking, unlike many activities, is generally easy on your body while still providing a surprising impact on your health. And the best part, you ask? It’s FREE!
One of the most important aspects of walking, along with running and other sports, is having a comfortable and properly fitted shoe. Finding the right fit will help protect your feet, and make your daily walks that much more enjoyable. If you live in the Boulder, Colorado area we encourage you to stop by one of our shops for a professional consultation. If your journey has taken you far from our beautiful city, here are some tips to help get the right shoe on the right foot, so to speak.
Finding The Right Shoe
The most important things when choosing a shoe are:
- Room To Grow – Leave about one half inch between the end of your toes and the end of the shoe. Our experts will help you get this just right!
- Width – The widest part of your foot should fit snugly but comfortably in the shoe, allowing your toes to move without the shoe shifting. Our team can help you pick a perfect width shoe, as men and women tend to have significantly different foot profiles.
- Account for Swelling and Socks – Did you know that your foot can actually get slightly larger later in the day? Socks can also affect the fit, so be sure to wear the same socks you intend to use while walking/running.
- Your best option is to speak with one of our specialists about your activity level, and the feel of the shoe when you try it on. They can help you find the best fit, even before the shoe is fully broken in, giving you the best experience possible!
How Old Are Your Shoes?
Athletic shoes should be replaced when the cushioning begins to wear down, to avoid injury to the foot. Under normal use, this can be after about 6 months or 300 to 400 miles, whichever occurs first. When in doubt, be good to your feet and pick up a new, perfectly fit pair of shoes!
Pedestrian Shops Is Your Source For Comfortable Walking Shoes
Whether you’re a seasoned runner, or just starting a simple walking routine to clear your mind and cool down at the end of a busy day, Pedestrian Shops can help you step into a healthy routine, literally! Our staff is well trained and is happy to help you choose the best shoe for your activity, and ensure a perfect fit. Stop by today or visit our online store and enjoy free shipping right to your front door.