When to Replace Your Running Shoes – Brief Guide

When to Replace Your Running Shoes – Brief Guide

Running Shoes, Shoe Guides
If you’re a runner, you know the importance of having dependable shoes, as well as when to replace your shoes before they start hurting your feet. Since constant contact with pavement and gravel can deteriorate a shoe’s sole, in this article, we will be going over when it’s time to finally replace your running shoes before they cause you injury. Mileage Midsole cushioning is made out of ethylene vinyl acetate, or EVA for short. This part of your shoes comes into the most contact with the road or trail you’re running on and determines the lifespan of your shoes. However, on average, a midsole should be able to last about 500 miles. Your best bet is to log your miles, so when you hit the 500 mile mark, you know…
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How Do You Know Which Walking Shoe Type to Buy?

How Do You Know Which Walking Shoe Type to Buy?

Know Your Kicks, Shoe Guides
Walking is one of the best ways to stay fit. It is exercise that does not put strain on your body and can help you lose weight as well as allow you to get a good amount of vitamin D from the sun. One of the most important things you need to do when starting an exercise regime that includes walking is to buy the right pair of shoes. A good pair will make the experience much easier and much more beneficial. But how do you choose the right shoes? We have some suggestions that can make it a simple process. Decide on Type of Walking People tend to think that walking is just walking, but this is not the case. There are lots of options, including hiking, power-walking, marathon…
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Top 5 Waterproof Men’s Shoes to Consider

Top 5 Waterproof Men’s Shoes to Consider

Shoe Guides, Shoe Reviews
If you're someone who likes to run or get outdoors, it's important that your shoes stay dry in all types of weather. You'll stay more comfortable throughout the day, and your shoes will last longer. You will also have fewer aches and pains with your feet if you're careful when you choose a shoe. We'll go over the top five waterproof shoes for men that are currently available for purchase. 1. Merrell Men's Moab Waterproof Hiking Shoe The Merrell Men's Moab Waterproof Hiking Shoe is made with a combination of leather and mesh with a durable rubber sole. The extended tongue on this shoe help to keep any excess water out. The mesh lining of this shoe is breathable, and this contributes to keeping your feet dry as you go about…
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Choosing the Right Shoes for Any Type of Exercise

Choosing the Right Shoes for Any Type of Exercise

Know Your Kicks, Shoe Guides
Exercise can put feet under a huge amount of stress. Foot-related injuries are common, and many of them result from using the wrong type of shoe. A good pair of shoes will offer cushioning that can prevent damage, support that keeps every joint aligned properly, and a variety of other benefits. Different activities call for different types of support, so smart athletes know to match the shoe to the exercise to boost their performance and ensure their safety. Running Shoes Running shoes serve three major purposes. They protect your feet from the road, they provide traction to prevent falls, and they cushion your feet from the shock of running when they hit the ground. The last of those features is what makes running shoes unique, and it is usually the…
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Top 5 Most Common Materials Used to Make Shoes

Top 5 Most Common Materials Used to Make Shoes

Know Your Kicks, Shoe Guides
According to "How Shoes Are Made" by The Sneaker Factory, the most crucial feature in shoe design is not the pattern used for the shape and look of the shoe but the fundamental material from which the shoe is made. The five materials most commonly used in shoe production are leather, textiles, synthetics, rubber and foam. 1. Leather Leather is flexible yet durable, as sturdy as it is supple. It's elastic, so it can be stretched yet it resists tearing and abrasion. It's a breathable material, and it insulates heat, helping to regulate temperature. This all makes leather shoes conform to the feet of the wearer like no other shoe material can. It's no surprise, then, that leather is one of the most common materials that shoemakers use, particularly in…
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You Do Have a Type! Understanding Feet Types for Shoe Buyers

Shoe Guides
Your Feet Can Be Happy Feet When one sets out to buy a car, typically a feature that is of the utmost importance is safety. No one would buy a car without seat belts, airbags, or working brakes. Moreover, when living in the snow country, four wheel drive is another option that is important to consider. At the dealership, the number one concern of a new car owner is, “will this be safe for my family?” Asking the Important Questions Accordingly, it would be appropriate to ask ourselves that question in much of our daily lives. The unfortunate fact is that we may not always consider safety and health in much of our planning. Let your mind take you back to earlier today. How often were those little piggies taken…
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Brief Buyers Guide to Choosing the Best Rock Climbing Shoes

Brief Buyers Guide to Choosing the Best Rock Climbing Shoes

Shoe Guides
As a rock climber, choosing the right pair of rock climbing shoes goes a long way in dictating your rock climbing experience. Whether you are an experienced rock climber or you are new to the sport, you definitely need good shoes. As a learner, you will need a shoe that will establish a fine balance between comfort, longevity and support, but as an experienced climber, power should be chosen over comfort. Below, we explain all the necessary things that you need to know before buying your next pair of rock climbing shoes. What Kind of Climbing Do You Do? The first step to getting the best out of your rock climbing shoes is to consider the kind of climbing you do. Shoes with a down-turned shape are designed for bouldering,…
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How to Choose the Right Shoes for You – A Brief Guide

How to Choose the Right Shoes for You – A Brief Guide

Shoe Guides
To keep your feet happy, it’s important to pick out the right shoes. While people often select footwear according to what outfit they intend to wear, it’s just as important to consider function, fit and comfort. How to Hone in on Fit Harvard Health Publications advises shoe shoppers to make an outline of their foot on a piece of paper. When you find a shoe that you like, set it over the tracing. This will save you some time because if the shoe is shorter or narrower than the tracing of your foot, you shouldn’t even try it on. The publication also suggests trying shoes on later in the afternoon or evening. Feet naturally expand throughout the day. In addition, when you’re trying on shoes, be sure to wear the…
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How to Clean Your Kicks the Right Way – Shoe Washing Guide

How to Clean Your Kicks the Right Way – Shoe Washing Guide

Shoe Guides
Athletic wear is having a moment in the fashion world, so more and more people are starting to take an interest in athletic shoes. While a pair of brand new tennis shoes can look great, most athletes know that the stylish effect quickly fades. When you are actually using you shoes frequently, they quickly start to get dirty. Even if you are not running through mud puddles, daily dirt and dust settles into all the crevices on shoes quickly. Fortunately, most shoes are easy to clean if you follow a few basic rules. Pay Attention to the Shoe Material Take a look at your shoes to figure out what they are made out of. Most canvas shoes or shoes made from synthetic fibers can be cleaned with the basic shoe…
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