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Where To Buy Sporting Shoes

Published at 03/04/2012 20:05:57


Whether you're a basketball player, boxer, runner or gymnast, it is important that you have the proper attire as well as the proper sporting shoes for the particular sport you're involved in. Sporting shoes are essential when involved with a sport as they can help you strive to be the very best at the sport.

Where To Buy Sporting Shoes

There are several stores where you can buy sporting shoes for practically every sport out there. Here is a list of some of the more popular stores that sell sporting goods, sporting apparel and sporting shoes.

Foot Locker: Foot Locker is one of the most popular sneaker/ shoe stores in the United States. They sell sporting shoes for everything from running to tennis. You can usually get a decent deal at Foot Locker as they have sales weekly, for all different brand name sneakers and sporting shoes.

Dick's Sporting Goods: Dick's Sporting Goods is also a very popular sporting shoe store. They sell not only sporting shoes but also other essential apparel for sports. Dick's also has an online website, where you can purchase sporting shoes for even a better price as they offer special sales and deals for those who shop online instead of in-store.

Nike: Nike is probably one of the most popular brand names in the world. They offer sporting shoes for basically any type of sport as well. Nike has several locations around the country, they also offer several Nike outlet stores, where you can get your sporting shoes for a discounted outlet price. You also can check out their online site for even better deals.

How to Find The Right Size

In order to make sure you're buying the right sporting shoe size, follow these instructions:

1. Get a plain piece of paper, (preferably with a ruler printed directly on it) and stand backside to a wall.
2. Place your foot on the paper, so that the one side of the paper will touch the vertical wall
3. Use a pencil and mark the paper, right where your longest toe places
4. Use a ruler and measure the size between the mark of where your longest toe placed and the wall.


This above method will ensure you that you're buying the right fit in sporting shoes. It also will ensure that your shoes will fit comfortably and snug.

Tips and comments

You can buy sporting shoes at practically any store, even major department store chains like Walmart, Target and Sears. However, to be on the safe side, you may want to go to a specialty store like Foot Locker, Nike, Modell's or Dick's Sporting Goods to ensure that you get a good, high quality and known pair of sporting shoes. You get what you pay for, so if you buy a $20.00 pair of sporting shoes, they probably won't last you as long or be as comfortable as a $100.00 pair of sporting shoes. For those who are runners, you really want to make sure you're buying a well known brand of sporting shoes. Buying a cheap or less reliable pair, when running, can lead to performance issues and foot injuries.