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How to Find the Perfect Athletic Shoe for Your Workout Needs

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This post has been sponsored by Shoebuy.com. All opinions listed are 100% my own.

One of my goals this year is to get back to Zumba. It is the ONE type of exercise that I love above any other. It honestly does not feel like exercise to me. However, after what happened to me in the last class that I took, I wanted to make sure something like that never happened again. I. fell. flat. on. my. face. All because I was not wearing the right athletic shoe for Zumba class.

How to choose the right athletic shoe for you

True Story —

When I first started doing Zumba, I just ran out and grabbed the first pair of tennis shoes I could find. I bought a pair that had a pretty rough bottom on it, because I did a lot of walking outside, and I just assumed that those shoes would work well for me doing my exercise class.

I cannot tell you how many times I almost hit the floor, because the soles of those shoes would get stuck to the floor, and the one time I did hit the floor, I couldn't shuffle and slide right because of how they were made. It was total frustration.

This time around though, I decided to reach out to ShoeBuy.com and let them help ME choose the perfect shoe for my athletic needs.

Me and Tucker

Here's what I found out —

Not every shoe is created equal.

What I mean by that is that there is an athletic shoe made for each kind of activity out there. Like the ones I got for example — the Ryka Influence. When I emailed ShoeBuy.com and asked them questions about which shoes to purchase, they in turn asked me what kind of activity would I be performing.

I gave them the ones that I do the most — walking alot, going to Zumba, some gym classes like cardio kickboxing. In just a little bit, they emailed me back with a couple of choices perfect for my activity — and you know what? These shoes are PERFECT for Zumba!

Ryka Influence

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