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For the Gym: Choosing the Right Shoe for You

Choosing any pieces of clothing or accessories can be a trying task, but when you’re searching for athletic shoes, the issue is twofold. You want a stylish and comfortable shoe you’ll love, but also want a pair of sneakers that will give your body the support it needs to perform without injury. Here are some tips on how to choose the right men’s gym shoes to take you from track to gym and home again.

Stay Away from Multitaskers

In a world where we expect everything we own – including our brains – to multitask at all times, it can be hard to divorce ourselves of this mentality. Do it anyway. Your shoes were designed for one specific task. Use them for walking, running, hiking or whatever their purpose is, and leave them at home, otherwise.

Know Your Feet

WebMD tells us that one of the most important factors in choosing any shoe -but especially an athletic model – is to know your feet well enough to outfit them properly. Do you have high arches or almost none at all? Do you have issues with pain or sensitivity anywhere on your feet? These factors and others should be taken into consideration when choosing a shoe for the gym. If you’re unsure, ask your doctor for recommendations.

Shop Specialty

Just as you would not buy your workout equipment from a department or discount store, you shouldn’t buy your shoes there, either. Sure, these places may boast low prices, but with workout attire, what you pay for is usually what you get.

Take your investment to a specialty retailer like Otomix. Merchants of bodybuilding and both women’s and men’s gym shoes, they offer athletic clients exactly what they’re looking for in a shoe with performance and comfort in mind. Your body is worth the investment, head to toe. Purchase the right shoes, and you’ll stay on your feet longer!