It’s 2017 and finally time for me to get into an everyday routine that involves some sort of fitness. Whether it be taking a 30-minute walk, or lifting weights for 30 minutes, I believe it’s super important to do at least 30 minutes of physical activity per day. I am not huge on ‘resolutions,’ however, if I was to choose one it would be this.
I recently was invited into the New Balance store in Lincoln Park (there are 4 other locations around the Chicagoland area- Hyde Park, Oakbrook Terrace, Orland Park & Shaumburg) to do a free Fit Analysis. The analysis was so interesting– they first measure your feet to get the perfect size, and then put you onto a machine that actually scans the bottom of your feet to analyze your arches and find your highest pressure points. They then have you walk on treadmill (located inside the store) to see your form and the way you walk on your feet. I knew I always had high arches, but I was able to see that I actually had a high arch on one foot and a more normal arch on the other. This started to all make sense, as I usually have issues/pain with one foot and not the other! After the analysis, they showed me 3 different pairs of kicks that would work well with my feet and be the most comfortable choices. I ended up going with these (under $80), because of the comfort and the style. It’s hard to see in the pictures here, but there is a little bit of “shimmer” in the fabric near the toe. I also ended up walking out with these adorable sweatpants. I swear since I’ve brought them home, I wear them at least 3x a week.
While I wouldn’t recommend these shoes as a running shoe, they’re more of a lifestyle shoe- they’d definitely be good for walking and every day. If you’re looking for a running shoe, the New Balance store has so many options that are supposed to be amazing for running, so I would definitely check it out. Again, the Fit Analysis is completely free- so stop in any store to get started and find your perfect fit… what are you waiting for?! 🙂 xoxo
Thanks to New Balance for sponsoring this post… as always, all opinions are my own.