Good health starts from the ground up
Why high-quality athletic shoes improve performance and reduce injury.
When it comes to physical activity, one of the most important pieces of equipment you can invest in is a good pair of shoes. High quality, properly fitting shoes can make a huge difference in terms of comfort, performance, and injury prevention.
You get what you pay for
One of the key benefits of high-quality shoes is that they are designed to provide the necessary support and cushioning for your feet. This is especially important for activities like running, where the impact on your feet can be quite high. Good running shoes should have a sturdy, supportive sole that helps to absorb shock and reduce the risk of injuries like shin splints or stress fractures. For a running/walking shoe with maximum cushioning and a soft ride, look to the Bondi 8 from HOKA.
Proper fit is also crucial. Shoes that are too small or too large can cause a variety of problems, including blisters, callouses, and even falls or accidents. It's important to try on several different pairs of shoes and walk around in them before making a decision. Our fit specialists at any of our six Shoe Mill locations in the Pacific Northwest can help you find the right fit every time.
There's a shoe for that
In addition to providing support and comfort, high quality, properly fitting shoes can also improve your performance and help you get the most out of your workouts. Shoes that are designed for specific activities, like running or cross-training, can help you move more efficiently and with less effort, allowing you to push yourself harder and achieve better results.
Taking advantage of our many trail systems here in Oregon is a great way to stay fit and we have a wide variety of shoes built for that terrain. The Cloudwander from On will take you from a walk with a dog to the toughest of trails. Plus, it’s fully waterproof!
Good shoes = a good life
Finally, investing in a good pair of shoes is an important way to take care of your overall health and well-being. Foot injuries and problems can be extremely painful and debilitating, and they can take a long time to heal. By choosing shoes that fit well and offer the necessary support and cushioning, you can help prevent these kinds of issues and keep your feet healthy and happy. To help with additional cushioning and support, consider a good insole too! You won’t be sorry.
Proper shoes are an essential piece of equipment for anyone who engages in physical activity. Whether you're a runner, walker, or just looking to stay active, making this investment can make a big difference in terms of comfort, performance, and injury prevention.
Stop by any of our locations and get the right fit every time. Not happy with your choice, simply bring it back within a year and a day and we’ll make it right—no questions asked. Shop local. Shop Shoe Mill!