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Shoes-Proper Fit by Sport

Shoes | Proper Fit By Sport

Why is Proper Fit important? Because it helps you get the most out of your footwear!

Proper Fit = better performance, longer endurance & prevents injury. 
Improper Fit = decreased performance, premature breakdown & greater chance of injury.

Proper Fit Category Guide

Category Toe Area Width Area Heel Area
Basketball Allow .25" to .5" (thumbnail's length) of space between end of longest toe on largest foot and the end of the shoe Foot is supposed to fit comfortably without stretching the upper over the midsole of the shoe Heel can move but is not supposed to slip
Baseball/Softball Allow room for toes to move comfortably while standing up straight Foot is supposed to fit comfortably without stretching the upper over the midsole of the shoe Try for a snug fit as heel counter area is less padded and more firm
Football Allow room for toes to move comfortably while standing up straight Foot is supposed to fit comfortably without stretching the upper over the midsole of the shoe Try for a snug fit as heel counter area is less padded and more firm
Tennis Allow .25" to .5" (thumbnail's length) of space between end of longest toe on largest foot and the end of the shoe Foot is supposed to fit comfortably without stretching the upper over the midsole of the shoe Heel can move but is not supposed to slip
Training Allow .25" to .5" (thumbnail's length) of space between end of longest toe on largest foot and the end of the shoe Foot is supposed to fit comfortably without stretching the upper over the midsole of the shoe Heel can move but is not supposed to slip
Running Allow .25" to .5" (thumbnail's length) of space between end of longest toe on largest foot and the end of the shoe Foot is supposed to fit comfortably without stretching the upper over the midsole of the shoe Heel can move but is not supposed to slip
Track & Field Glove like fit (allow room for toes to move comfortably) while standing up straight Foot is supposed to fit comfortably without stretching the upper over the midsole of the shoe Try for a snug fit as heel counter area is less padded and more firm
Soccer Glove like fit (allow room for toes to move comfortably) while standing up straight Foot is supposed to fit comfortably without stretching the upper over the midsole of the shoe Try for a snug fit as heel counter area is less padded and more firm
Volleyball Allow .25" to .5" (thumbnail's length) of space between end of longest toe on largest foot and the end of the shoe Foot is supposed to fit comfortably without stretching the upper over the midsole of the shoe Heel can move but is not supposed to slip
Cheer Allow .25" to .5" (thumbnail's length) of space between end of longest toe on largest foot and the end of the shoe Foot is supposed to fit comfortably without stretching the upper over the midsole of the shoe Heel can move but is not supposed to slip
Wrestling Glove like fit (allow room for toes to move comfortably) while standing up straight Foot is supposed to fit comfortably without stretching the upper over the midsole of the shoe Try for a snug fit as heel counter area is less padded and more firm
Hiking Allow .25" to .5" (thumbnail's length) of space between end of longest toe on largest foot and the end of the shoe Foot is supposed to fit comfortably without stretching the upper over the midsole of the shoe Try for a snug fit as heel counter area is less padded and more firm
Walking/Toning Allow .25" to .5" (thumbnail's length) of space between end of longest toe on largest foot and the end of the shoe Foot is supposed to fit comfortably without stretching the upper over the midsole of the shoe Heel can move but is not supposed to slip
Lacrosse Allow room for toes to move comfortably while standing up straight Foot is supposed to fit comfortably without stretching the upper over the midsole of the shoe Try for a snug fit as heel counter area is less padded and more firm
Skate Allow room for toes to move comfortably while standing up straight Foot is supposed to fit comfortably without stretching the upper over the midsole of the shoe Heel can move but is not supposed to slip
Cross Country Glove like fit (allow room for toes to move comfortably) while standing up straight Foot is supposed to fit comfortably without stretching the upper over the midsole of the shoe Try for a snug fit as heel counter area is less padded and more firm

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