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By Crofton Podiatry
June 23, 2016
Category: Proper Foot Wear
Tags: workout shoes  


No, we’re not talking about clothing fashion or makeup trends. Instead, we’d like to focus on the best footwear to get the best out of your workout.


Running sneakers – If your workouts primarily deal with running on a treadmill or sprints on AstroTurf, your best bet is to get sneakers that are designed for running. They provide the right support for long distance running and cushion for impact from running or jumping. The front of the sneakers are usually airy with mesh material, but supportive enough to not allow for sliding around. Since there is a lot of forward motion, the toes area should be snug for support, but not too tight to cause chafing.


Weightlifting shoes – These are shoes that come up just under the ankle, and a raised, solid heel. For those who like to “pump iron” as their main gym routine, you should get shoes that provide support and stability to prevent any imbalance from the shoe itself. The instability could cause a wobbling effect, leading to improper form and possibly even injury. The other reason weightlifting shoes have these specific characteristics is to allow for maximum performance by ensuring that the power that goes to the ground is transferred straight back up through the weightlifting motion.


Cross-trainers – The most versatile and multi-functional footwear for gym training is the cross-trainer shoe. For those who train in various types of fitness, like crossfit, martial arts, or calisthenics, you will probably take part in movements that require stability and lateral actions, as well as running or weightlifting. Because of the variety of movements performed, cross-trainers provide a good amount of support, flexibility, and traction through: grip soles, cushioned insoles, flexible but sturdy material, mesh, and heel support.


Flip Flops – Don’t forget to clean your feet and keep them clean! After your workout, you should have a pair of flip flops for the shower since it is a breeding ground for bacteria and fungi. While the showers do get cleaned, they may not have enough cleanings in between people, so disease can be carried and transferred. Plus, people may urinate in the shower – gross!


Your choice of shoes for your fitness is an important part of getting the most out of your workout and preventing injury. If you have any questions about proper footwear, especially because of previous or current injuries, contact our board-certified podiatrist, Dr. Brad Toll, at Crofton Podiatry and he will help you find the best footwear and the best workouts for your situation. Also, if you are dealing with foot disease from bacteria or fungi, make an appointment at our Crofton, MD office by calling (410) 721-4505, today!



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