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PODIATRIST DISCUSSES WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN TENNIS SHOES

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So why buy special shoes for tennis instead of wearing whatever sneakers you have lying around? According to Elizabeth Bondi, DPM, a podiatrist at Northern Illinois Foot & Ankle Specialists, tennis shoes help with not only preventing injury but also help improve performance on the court. “The design of the tennis shoe is meant for more lateral movement and stopping and starting as opposed that of a running shoe — which is built from more forward movement,” Dr. Bondi says.

 

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Dr. Elizabeth Bondi

 

Two of the most important factors to consider when shopping for tennis shoes are comfort and plenty of space for your toes. “You want to get a tennis shoe that has a wider toe box that allows the toes to spread out to improve foot stability,” Bondi says. “If the shoe is too loose, then the foot is going to slide around too much and cause blistering and jamming of the toes.”

 

Source: Mercey Livingston, Footwear News [9/22/21]


Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News


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