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The Perfect Gym Shoe

When it comes to crucial aspects of your fitness routine, shoes rank higher than you’d imagine. Not only do you need the perfect shoe that accommodates the movement of your feet in motion, but your shoes also need to account for varying levels of terrain. Shoes are quite literally the platform off of which you are going to propel yourself into your new healthy life. Take your first step with caution, and let us at Zone Fitness help you find not only the right fit for your feet but subsequently the right fit for your fitness programme with us as well!

The reason you need to invest in the right shoe is very simple: the wrong fit will cause an injury, which will instantly derail and hinder your training progress. Investing in a quality shoe can help you to prevent foot and ankle damage, and make your workout a more pleasant and comfortable experience.

Beyond the most obvious injuries; including ankle strains and fractures, bunions and corns – there are some other lesser known injuries which occur quite frequently despite the lack of knowledge surrounding them. Metatarsalgia is a condition which takes shape as pain in the ball of the foot, can be worsened by poorly fitting footwear according to reports.

There are running shoes available, which have built-in shock absorbers that are perfect for joggers, and lightweight walking shoes which are better suited for walkers. Aerobic shoes are lightweight and shock absorbent, in order to prevent foot fatigue while cushioning the ball of the foot, that is usually put under pressure from aerobic exercise.

Tennis shoes are comprised of flexible soles which protect your feet from the quick side-to- side movements of the sport. Thick-soled, high-top basketball shoes provide additional protection against ankle and foot injuries which is resultant of excessive jumping. Cross-training shoes are also available that cater specifically for the demands of the fitness routine.

At Zone Fitness we offer so many varying ranges of exercise routines and classes that cater to and specialise with so many muscle groups that it only makes sense that there would be a variation in the footwear worn in each scenario. As you would wear a rain jacket when it starts to pour outside, so would you choose a different shoe when hiking or doing yoga indoors. And of course, while we can always guarantee the highest quality of exercise equipment and facilities, you’ll have to make sure that your shoes are up to the challenge of your Zone Fitness routines!



author: Zone Fitness