MD Podiatrist Discusses How to Buy Running Shoes

Daniel Michaels, DPM, says that most people think their big toe is their longest toe, but it might actually be the second toe that’s your longest.” So, whichever the longest toe, first or second, that’s where you should measure from. “You should have a bit of wiggle room from your longest toe-and actually all your toes-when fitting a sneaker,” says Dr. Michaels.
Whether you’re running a marathon or trying to get in 10,000 walking steps, Dr. Michaels says that as you run or walk, sneakers eventually mold to specific pressure points on your feet, but this takes some wears. So don’t opt for the pair just out of the box for a big race or long hike.