Spring is officially in the air and with the change in the weather comes a change in activity and the perfect time to look for new shoes.
Over the next few weeks, shoe stores will be changing their winter boots for spring footwear and sandals. Running shoe updates are also part of the changeover in spring, and you’ll find a few shoes from major running shoe companies updating, resulting in a new version in the coming weeks.
Keep an eye out for updates from Brooks, New Balance, Saucony and Asics. Some of our favourite shoes will be updating in the coming weeks, and we’ll be keeping an eye on them for changes from the current versions. If you plan to purchase the new version of your current shoe, it’s important that you try on and test out the new version in store and indoors before taking it outdoors. You may find with some of the updated models that the shoe will have a shorter or more narrow toe box, while others have introduced widths that allow you to get a more accurate sizing if a wide or narrow shoe is important to your comfort. Sometimes, you may even find that the new version feels nothing like the old version, and you may be trying on multiple pairs to find the perfect fit in this season’s shoe selection.
If it is time for new running shoes, and you have questions about specific models or fit, feel free to reach out to your pedorthist. Although it can be very frustrating to the consumer, sometimes change can be a great thing. Alternatively, because this is an inevitable part of the cycle, the previous model will go on sale prior to the launch of the newer version, so you can try to avoid the change for a little bit longer.
You will also find changes to orthotic-friendly sandals – more styles, colours and widths are available than ever before. Brands like Naot, Aravon, Finn Comfort and Revere are offering styles for every occasion this season. Cambrian sandals have also introduced a more durable outsole for their sandals this year, which means you’ll get more wear out of your sandals whether you’re using them indoors or out on your next vacation or walk around the block.
If you have any questions about spring footwear, or shoe updates, feel free to contact your pedorthist for advise and recommendations specific to you.