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Walking is Good for Your Mind, Body, and Spirit but with Proper Shoes

While we are all hoping the spring weather breaks soon, many people begin walking programs to begin to enjoy the weather and to increase their exercise levels after a sedentary winter due to the cold weather.

Here are 7 points that can help guide you to proper shoe selection.

1. Size Matters

Often times, people buy the size they have always thought they wore. However, when being properly measured, individuals find out they are in a shoe a half size too small or a half size too big which can have drastic effects on how the shoe fits including toe placement in the toe box, arch placement, and security of the heel in the shoe. Some keys to having proper footwear is to measure both feet, as they can be different sizes. Also a benefit is measuring your feet at the end of the day when your feet are the largest and when many people begin to experience discomfort with their shoes.

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