Picking out a good pair of athletic shoes

Years ago I went to a store that specifically sold athletic shoes. The woman who helped me measured my foot and asked me what I mostly needed them for. Was I a walker, runner, what kind of exercise did I do?

From what I told her she came up with an athletic shoe that was right for me. These are the Asics she recommended for me.

I also have a pair of clip shoes I wear, which I purchased at REI. Mine are blue. I love wearing clip shoes while spinning. Before I had clip shoes my feet would fall asleep and I would get foot cramps almost every class. Now I just get the sleeping foot and foot cramp only once in awhile.

And I have the barefeet for yoga. No measuring or purchasing required. (Just maybe a pedi now and then.)

I recently bought a new pair of tennis shoes. I am sorry and sad to say I didn’t do any research. And they didn’t have the same style I bought previously. I just went to the store and got a recommendation from the kid selling them. The shoes I got are Asics. I really like … Continue reading

Having fun with shoes

I love shoes. I love fun shoes, cute shoes, pretty shoes, comfy shoes, sassy shoes.

Most of the time when it comes to shoes I believe in fashion over comfort. But not always.

If I know I am going to walking around in the city (San Francisco) a lot I have to have comfy shoes on. I can’t walk for miles up hill in some obnoxious heels. So that is when I wear the Dr. Martens or Skechers.

(I also make sure I have flip flops or Fast Flats when I need a break from the heels. At work I keep a pair of tennis shoes and flip flops in my drawer in case I need them.)

I am also into making sure I have some decent shoes when it comes to exercise. I have my Asics, my clip shoes for when I spin and my barefeet for yoga.

Anyway, I was never really into shoes. After I lost weight and pretty much got a new wardrobe I realized I needed shoes to go with all my new cute clothes. In our neighborhood there is a shoe store called Tootsies. I LOVE shopping there! It can be … Continue reading