Proper footwear for sports

Good everyday shoes

A good shoe will give you more comfort. This is the main feature to consider when choosing a new pair.

Whether for daily wear or for sports, a shoe must be comfortable and fit your foot right out of the box. In addition to its size, a good shoe should also take into account the width of your foot. Remember that each foot is unique.


Five reasons to wear good shoes

Excessive pressure and foot pain build up throughout the day. They affect your well-being and performance. Orthopedic footwear designed for optimal comfort could make your day much more enjoyable thanks to:

  • Improved foot stability
  • Protection of the sole of the foot from the orthopedic footbed
  • Good heel and toe support thanks to reinforcements
  • Removable footbed to accommodate foot orthoses
  • Pain prevention and relief

Why do you need a good pair of shoes?

Your feet are a combination of bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments. A good shoe should protect these complex mechanics. It should allow the foot to move properly and keep the body in balance.

A good pair of shoes will help your feet perform their function. Depending on what you use your shoes for, they may be lightweight or water resistant. They should also prevent friction and moisture that can often lead to blisters or odours.

Why you need better quality footwear for sports

In addition to comfort, a good shoe makes it easier to do a sport. It should also minimize the risk of injury. Shoe shape and composition vary depending on the sport. Movements are not the same from one sport to another, so different sports require different shoes.

  • They are more comfortable
  • They improve performance
  • They reduce exertion
  • They reduce the risk of injury

Five benefits of quality footwear during physical activity:

How do I choose the right shoes for the sport?

The right shoe is the one that is appropriate for the physical activity or sport. Each sport has its own requirements, and a shoe that is adapted to a particular sport will be designed to meet those requirements.

A multi-sport shoe may be suitable for everyday wear or for light or infrequent physical activity. If you do a sport regularly, every week for example, you should consider buying specialized shoes.

Walking or hiking

A good walking or hiking shoe must be fairly firm and have a fairly thick footbed that will absorb impact on hard surfaces. It should not be too tight. The foot and toes must be able to move. It should be built to allow the foot to breathe and to wick away moisture. Normally, the footbed of a good walking or hiking shoe is slightly higher under the heel.


A running shoe is designed to absorb repetitive impact from the foot hitting the ground but will offer little lateral support. It is built for straight-ahead movement. The type of footbed to choose will depend on where you run—on the road, on dirt trails, on stone, etc. This will also determine the type of fabric on the upper. A good road running shoe will be flexible and lightweight. A good trail running shoe will be more rugged, to resist friction and abrasion.


A multi-sport shoe must accommodate a range of possible movements while doing a sport. It must provide stability and minimize shock and impact. A multi-sport shoe usually provides better lateral and ankle support to avoid sprains or strains. Sports with more repetitive and varied movements will require a soft footbed. For high-impact sports, the footbed will need to be thicker.