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What shoes should I wear when I'm exercising?

What you wear on your feet is important. Trainers are usually the best shoes for exercising.

It's important that your shoes:

  • fit well, so your foot is held firmly in the shoe and doesn’t slide around
  • have a soft, well-cushioned sole to absorb shocks and protect your joints.

Wider-fitting shoes will make sure your toes aren’t squashed. 

Your doctor may refer you to a podiatrist or an orthotist, who can give you expert advice on specialist shoes and insoles.

Read more about choosing footwear.

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