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Proper Footwear: A Good Foundation

Just as in many aspects of life, having a strong foundation and base is a must. When beginning your fitness journey, it is vital to make sure you find the proper footwear to exercise in. Foot injuries can keep you away from the gym and be the cause of excruciating pain.

Socks

Before finding the right shoe, you need to find the right sock. Here are a few tips to consider when finding the best sock for you:

      • Socks should be breathable and moisture wicking to prevent blisters
      • Loose socks allow friction which can cause abrasions
      • Find socks that have cushioning on the bottomSocks

Shoes

What you wear on your feet can be vital to your health and help to keep you motivated to stay on your path to becoming more fit.

      • Start by finding a store that will measure your feet professionally
      • Many stores can track your gait and get the proper shoe for your specific style
      • Fit and comfort over style and colorShoes

While finding the perfect sock and shoe can be a life saver, sometimes finding an additional custom fit insole is needed to maximize comfort and injury prevention.

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