Shopping for Lifting Shoes? 4 Buying Mistakes to Avoid

Posted by Phineas Gray on October, 2017

Grabbing your chucks for your lifting sessions isn’t the way to go, not if you want to make the most out your time at the gym. You’ll need to invest in a good pair of lifting shoes. Here are some buying mistakes you’ll want to avoid:

Going for looks

RateMDs says one mistake people make when they shop for running shoes is going for the trendiest pieces they can find. That mistake applies to people shopping for weightlifting shoes as well. Trends change much too frequently. Don’t waste your time and money going for trendy pieces or designs.

Getting your size wrong

Before you scout online for workout shoes, be sure you know your foot size. Don’t rely on your old shoe size. Measure your foot or go to a pro and have it measured for you if you aren’t sure how to get it done. Getting your feet measured regularly is a must, especially if you’ve gained or lost some weight. Feet sizes tend to change after 7 years. Changes in your weight can also contribute to changes in your foot size too. By having your feet measured, you won’t end up shopping for lifting shoes in the wrong size.

Making do with other shoes

There is no one size fits all when it comes to workout shoes. If you’re weightlifting, you’ll need to go for lifting shoes. Don’t make do with running or boxing shoes because these are designed and built differently from weightlifting shoes. If you want to improve your performance, match your shoes to the exercise or workout you’re doing.

Thinking they’ll stretch

If you bought shoes a mite smaller and you think they’ll eventually stretch out, think again. You’ll need to be comfortable when you do your workouts. If your shoes hurt or pinch in any way, that could lead to foot problems and even long-term complications. Get your shoe size right the first time to avoid these problems.

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