Healthy feet are happy feet and that will actually make a big difference in your fitness routine. Kim Eagle from Earn That Body came by to tell us the importance of a proper workout shoe.
- Find the right shoe for the right sport
- Get fitted properly
- Don’t wear workout shoes all day– it wears out your shoe
- Replace often
There are proper shoes for every activity and sport. Kim showed us a training shoe for a kick-boxing class. Training shoes are usually ultralight and flexible; allowing your foot to move naturally while offering support.. A running shoe has more support, but is focused on forward movement. Not ideal for other workouts that require more side to side movements and quick agility training. Most people buy running shoes and use them for everything. From walking the dog and running errands to afternoon kick-boxing class. You might wonder, well, what is the best shoe? There’s not one shoe that’s the best for everyone. There’s the one shoe that’s best for each person. Go in for a fitting to find your perfect fit so you can be one step closer to a fit life. Kim also shared that we need to replace our shoes more often than we think. Usually for active runners once you hit 500 miles or more you should replace your shoe to prevent injuries. No longer than six months. You’ll know when needing to replace your shoes because your feet will hurt and you may even get shin splints or knee pain. Replacing shoes prevent injuries. Train with Kim by heading to earnthatbody.com. You can also catch her podcast on i-tunes by searching for Earn That Body–there’s a new one every week, and of course you can find her on social media as well.