Tuesday, January 08, 2013
Baby needs a new pair of shoes
Micehlle Talsma Everson wrote about this in the Arizona Republic, Jan 2, 2013. She quoted a trainer saying there are three things never to skimp on--mattresses, vacations, and shoes.
Ninety percent of people wear the wrong size--one pedorthist said. Pedorthist?
Shoes provide four forms of support--motion control, stability, neutral, and cushioning.
This means you need to key the shoe to the activity. Flast-soled, hard rubber shoes are good for weight lifiting.
Trail/hiking shoes--outdoor activities involving well, hiking.
Running shoes are for running and walking--not side to side like other sports, say basketball.
Speciality shoes are needed for the latter and for soccer, golf, etc.
A shoe lasts a year or 400 miles.