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Aberdeen Podiatrist | Aberdeen How to Choose The Right Shoes for Your Sport | NJ | Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists |

Christopher J. Mullin, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.
Jessica A. Addeo, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.
Valerie Gregory, MSPT
Daniel Phan, D.P.M.

Podiatric Medicine

20 Cambridge Drive, Suite D
Aberdeen, NJ 07747
[email protected]
Phone: 732-566-2841

How to Choose The Right Shoes for Your Sport

All sports have one piece of equipment in common that is perhaps the most important—shoes.  At Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists, we have found that many sports injuries could be avoided with the use of proper footwear.  That’s why it’s worth getting your foot professionally measured by someone who specializes in fitting sports shoes. Here are a few other shopping tips:

  • Try on shoes with the socks you will use on the field or court
  •  Shop at the end of the day when feet are typically at their largest
  • Run your hand all around the inside of the shoe to make sure there are no rough spots or loose stitching that could irritate your skin
  • Make sure the shoes are comfortable before you leave the store—there should not be a “breaking in” period


What are the right shoes?

Different sports do require different shoes in order to best support your feet for the action the activity requires. Features to consider for some of the more popular sports include:

Running: Shoes should have excellent shock absorption. They should also match your individual arch type (low, medium or high). If you are not sure what that is, consider having your foot evaluated by one of our podiatrists, Dr. Christopher J. Mullin, Dr. Jessica A. Addeo or Dr. Rajan Patel.

Football/Lacrosse: High ankle support and correct traction for grass or turf fields.

Basketball: Stiff, thick soles to provide stability and shock absorption for jumps and high ankle support to protect ankles during quick direction changes

Soccer: Choose the stud for the ground type most commonly played on. Make sure there is no more than half an inch between the longest toe and the end of the shoe.

Shoes that are designed for your sport and that fit properly will up your game and protect your feet. If you have other questions about fitness and your feet, contact our Aberdeen office at 732-566-2841.

Aberdeen Podiatrist Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists is a poidiatry office providing How to Choose The Right Shoes for Your Sport, orthopedic, pain, diabetes, bunions and much more in Aberdeen, NJ. We also do Achilles Tendonitis, Allergic Contact Dermatitis , Athlete's Foot, Brachymetatarsia, Bunions, Calluses/Corns, Diabetic Foot Care, Flatfoot (Fallen Arches), Ganglions, Haglund's Deformity, Hallux Rigidus, Hammertoes, Heel Pain/Fasciitis, Infections, Injuries, Ingrown Toenails, Metatarsalgia, Morton's Neuroma, Onychomycosis, Osteoarthritis, Pediatric Foot Care, Plantar Warts, Plantar Fasciitis, Posterior Tibial Dysfunction, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Running Injuries, Sesamoiditis, Sprains/Strains, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Tailor's Bunion, Tendonitis, Toe Deformities, Xerosis and all work related in the 07747 area and surrounding areas in Aberdeen