Did you think that all workout shoes are basically the same? Think again! Choosing the right workout shoe can enhance your performance, prevent injury, and provide adequate support.

Shop for a shoe based on type of activity. Running shoes provide heel-to-toe support, while cross-training shoes (for strength training and cardio classes) provide side-to-side support.

Look at the shoes you currently wear. Your next pair of shoes should have proper support in the areas where your old pairs of shoes have been worn down the most.

Examine your feet. Do you have a high arch, or are you more flat-footed? Is your foot wide or narrow? When buying a pair of shoes, ask the sales associate to show you options that provide the appropriate support for your foot.

Now that you’re well-equipped with the proper workout shoes, check out theworkoutgirl.com for workouts you can do anywhere.

xoxo, Workout Girl

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