Shoe Tips

  • Tell the salesperson that you are training for a 60-mile walk. That will help them find the appropriate running or walking shoes for an endurance event like the Susan G. Komen 3-Day®.
  • Try on shoes with the same type of sock you’ll be walking in. Test them out on a hard surface.
  • You will probably need a shoe that is one-half or one size larger than your normal shoe size.
  • Your heel should not slip in and out of the shoe as you walk.
  • The shoe should be flexible, not stiff.
  • There should be a thumb’s width of space between your toe and the end of the shoe.
  • Look for shoes that breathe and don’t cause your feet to overheat.
  • Shop for shoes in the afternoon or evening, since feet have a tendency to swell over the course of the day.
  • When you find a good pair of shoes, buy a second pair. Alternate between both pairs while training, so you don’t wear your shoes out before the Komen 3-Day.