It should be no secret to get a proper fit in a sports shoe. Without a proper fit, participation in athletics, usually beneficial to one’s health, can become a health nightmare. Not everyone who enrolls their kids in sports has the Olympics in mind. Most parents just want their children to get involved in an activity they love and in which they excel. Not only does it build up a child’s stamina and overall health, but it also builds self-esteem. Until poor fit causes the child to stumble, that is.
If the child’s coach is one of those overbearing types, s/he might just tell the kid to suck it up. Several overuse injuries later, the child – probably now a teen – has a chronic injury that may last for a lifetime. Not exactly what the parents – nor the child – bargained for. Foot Locker has begun to change that scenario. Its CEO, Ken Hicks, has focused on its shoes. Proof that he’s serious about fit is his chart, outlining Foot Locker’s tips and secrets to good fit – each categorized by sport. Here’s their tips for a good fit: