One should have about a thumbs width between the end of their longest toe and the end of the shoe, when they are standing and fully weight bearing. One requires more than that recommended amount of space if they are running longer than a 10K run. The general fit of the shoe should be comfortably snug, with particular attention to the heel and back half of the foot. It is fine (and often better) to have wiggle room in the front of the foot, with toes feeling as they can spread and wiggle without touching the end of the shoe.
One should fit a court shoe slightly more snug than a runner, but not so that the foot goes numb during use. Snugness in a court shoe will provide more dependable lateral support, useful when stopping short or changing directions quickly on the court. Make sure you still have about a thumbs width in front of your toes, however, otherwise you risk slamming into the front of the shoe and damaging your toe nails (which is neither comfortable nor pretty).
Shoes should fit comfortably without excessive pressure on any part of the foot. Casual shoes will never be as cushioned or as tight in the heel as an athletic shoe, so be prepared that it will not feel quite like your favorite pair of runners!
Many of our sandals have removable footbeds to accommodate orthotics. One can either substitute the entire original insole with their full-length orthotic, or if you have a ¾ length orthotic, we can modify the original insole in the front of the shoe so that it matches up with your orthotic in the rear.
To learn more, please see Shoe Tips from the Experts.
Clothing Fitting Tips
Fitting clothing is unique for every person. No two people have identical bodies or identical fit preferences. LadySport carries a full array of styles and sizes to fit many different body shapes, sizes, and personal preferences. We carry loose fitting exercise clothing as well as slim fitting garments and compression clothing.
As a general rule, you should feet comfortable and flexible in your work out gear. Clothing should fit without bunching excessively at any joints (ex: under the arms, between the legs, or behind the knees). Bunching can cause rubbing of the material and chafing.
The key to exercise clothing is giving yourself layering options so that you can utilize your clothing as efficiently as possible. Most exercise tops are designed as either base layers, mid layers, or outer layers. Base layers should generally be slim fit so that they insulate against the skin and move moisture on your skin’s surface away from the body (keeping you dry and cool). Mid layers are slightly looser fitting and are designed to layer with the base layer. They are often used as insulating pieces in cooler climates and have a “lofty” weave (thicker brushed lining). Outer layers are usually thinner and have either a wind or water resistant purpose. They are great for layering either with a base layer and a mid layer under them, or just with a base layer, depending on the climate.
Finding bottoms is a little more straight-forward. The most important decision is whether you prefer a tight fitting pant, Capri, or short, or whether you prefer a looser fit. There are benefits to both and often regular exercisers will have several pair of both types. The best way to find out is to try!
Sports Bras Fitting Tips
Every active woman needs a good sports bra. Whether running, walking, playing tennis, riding a bike, or in a yoga class, a good fitting sports bra makes any activity more enjoyable.
During a tennis match, a player runs, jumps, stops and starts hundreds of times. With each step she creates breast motion that can be tiring and even painful. Without the proper support, sensitive breast tissue can tear and cause irreversible damage.
Good breast health, given these conditions, requires proper support for your unique size and shape of chest. So what works for Mary in a size 34B will surely be an unmitigated disaster for Ellie who wears a 40DD.
Please visit our extensive information page regarding Bra Fitting Tips.
Available Fitting / Sizes
|Ladies only sizes 4-14, Widths 2A-4E
||Ladies only sizes XS-3XL (0-30)
|Kids: Infants 2-10
|Preschool: 10 ½ -13 ½
||XS-XL, or 32A-50DD
|Widths: Medium and Wide