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How to choose the perfect pair of takkies



A few top tips to make takkie shopping a breeze this summer

Summer is here, and it’s the perfect time to get outside to make the most of our wonderful South African climate. If you enjoy active pursuits, you’ll know that a good pair of trainers is key if you want to perform at your best. Here are a few top tips to make shoe shopping in Somerset West a breeze this summer:

Get the right shoe for the job

Not all trainers are created equal. Some are made for running, others for climbing; there are specialist shoes for grappling, tennis, netball, etc. Find the pair that is best for your active pursuit of choice and then choose a make and model that works with your particular physique. Stores like Totalsports have a wonderful selection to choose from.

Ask for expert advice

Store assistants are there for a reason. They live and breathe the brands they sell, and they know all the specs. Use their vast knowledge to your advantage. Sports leisure wear stores like Sportscene & Under Armour have expert assistants who will be able to give you helpful advice on the latest trends.

Always try it on

Shopping online is all good and well, but there are instances when you need to try things on in person. When you try on sneakers in person at stores like The Cross Trainer & Le Coq Sportif you’ll be able to get a much better idea of how a particular brand feels on your feet. This is a terrific way to narrow down your options.

Shop around

Don’t shop for trainers when you’re rushed. Take your time. You may want to start at a store like Expedition North and hit a few other spots before you make your final decision. TOP TIP: Make notes on your phone regarding the shoes you like as you go along. This way you’ll have a handy reference when you’re ready to sit down with a cup of coffee or a smoothie to make your final decision.

Save up a little beforehand

Proper trainers can be quite expensive. Don’t settle for a sub-par product because you can’t afford it. Rather take a few months to save up and then get yourself the pair of takkies you deserve – that pair that will take your training to the next level.

These guidelines are sure to streamline your trainer shopping at Somerset Mall. If you’ve had a particularly helpful experience at one of our Sports leisure wear stores, we’d love to hear about it. Get in touch so we can spread the word!

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