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Our Athletic Foot Team

We’re not your typical fashion sneakerhead junkies. Here at The Athletic Foot, we’re all about athletic shoes.

After all, we know that wearing the right athletic shoes is critical to your performance as an athlete. Whether your outdoor activity involves gymming, running, sports, or walking, a decent athletic shoe is a must. The injury caused as a result of wearing inappropriate shoes can hamper your fitness and workout regime. Investing in high-quality shoes can help you prevent ankle damage and other foot injuries such as tendonitis, heel sores, etc. Moreover, the right shoes can make your activities more comfortable and enjoyable. Good athletic shoes can reduce sudden impact and protect your feet from high-impact landings. 

Our Mission

Our mission is to help you find the best and most reliable athletic shoes. Our athletic gear enthusiasts go above and beyond the call of duty to finding and testing top-rated athletic shoes on the market to help you boost your performance. Our long-term goal is to help athletes across the world pick the best athletic shoes and other athletic gear to enhance their fitness and achieve their desired results. We also provide useful athletic tips from time to time.

What We Offer

While there’s a plethora of free information available on the internet, it’s sometimes hard to decipher which info to trust. Our recommendations and the information we provide are based on vigorous interviewing of industry experts, reporting, and product testing. Our only focus is to make buying great athletic shoes easier and quicker for you so that you don’t have to spend a large chunk of your valuable time in finding the best athletic gear. From how to buy the best running shoes on the market to the best gift for runners; we’ve got everything covered.

Our aim is to provide you with in-depth information that is unbiased and free for you to access anytime, anywhere you wish to. We write for athletes, not brands. We don’t have investors backing us for the content we write on our website. All the content is valuable, authentic, and written by people in our team: real athletic shoe enthusiasts.

Once again, we welcome you to The Athletic Foot, an expansive athletic gear website. We’re here to make life simple for athletes by helping them choose the right athletic gear, especially the best athletic shoes.

How This Works

We take product recommendations very seriously around here. Before we recommend an alternative, a supplement, running shore, anything — we do extensive research. That starts with researching the ingredients each product is made of, accessing the right scientific studies, consulting experts in the space (nutritionists, naturopaths, medical doctors, nurses, trainers), and reading real people reviews and use cases of each product.

As much as possible, our writers and editorial team use and test each product in their real lives. We not only evaluate and discuss the health benefits of each product, but we can then talk about the durability, performance, and personal nuance, things you might not find in other reviews, but that really matter to our audience.

Every article goes through an extensive editorial process as well to ensure high-quality, relevant content for our audience. We make sure that each article has a clear purpose, gives a clear and tested recommendation, or call to action, and is helpful for our audience. We make sure to cite outside sources and document where we got our research from.

Every article is unique, authentic, and original content that is not published anywhere else. If we quote or source someone else, we cite it. We also only cite reputable, trusted sources.

If we are making a recommendation of any kind, it’s because we like, use, and have tested the product out and would recommend it to our friends and family (and often do!).

We update key articles continuously so we are always recommending the latest products and keeping abreast of the latest health breakthroughs and research available. We also take product recalls very seriously and strive to make sure we are recommending products that are proven, effective and safe.

About the Team

We’re a small (and mighty) team of part-time athletes and dedicated runners working day in and day out to provide you with tons of valuable information, customer insights, and as mentioned earlier reviews of the best-rated athletic gear (mostly athletic shoes) that are ruling the market. We conduct thorough research on brands, products, and their competitors, and compile the research-based information to help you make informed decisions. So, The Athletic Foot is a successful team effort!

Editor in Chief – Susie

Susan is an elite runner, a part-time running coach, and an athletic shoe expert. There’s no specific story that brought her on board The Athletic Foot. She’s simply passionate about helping all kinds of runners pick appropriate running shoes that can boost their performance and prevent potential injuries. Even during her coaching hours, she pays a lot of attention to the shoes her trainees are wearing and guides them from time to time. When she’s not researching on the best running shoes, she loves to cook for her family and go swimming with her best friend. Susan is here to help you with all the athletic shoe-related questions you have.

Jodie Chiffey – Competitive Racer

Jodie’s run through a lot of shoes. After all, she’s a competitive racer! She understands all of the important features of an ideal running shoe and the biomechanics of the feet of different kinds of runners. You’ll be surprised to learn that Jodie doesn’t have a degree or diploma in athletic shoes; she’s just passionate about them and owns more than fifty pairs of running shoes herself. She’s dedicated her life to studying athletic shoes in detail and writing about them.

 Provide her with your individual running profile, and within seconds she’ll suggest the best running shoes for you. When it comes to athletes’ feet, especially runners’ feet, she doesn’t settle. Improving the performance of athletes and runners is her passion.

Why am I giving advice on The Athletic Foot? 

From my first attempts at running, I knew that shoes are the key part of an athlete’s gear. Nevertheless, it took me years of research and testing to learn how to pick the right pair of sneakers. Now I am delighted to share my know-how with the rest of the community!

What pair of sneakers are you head-over-heels in love with? 

Right now, I am all about trail running, and I couldn’t find any better sneakers for this purpose than Salomon Sense Ride 4. They’re so good I hesitate to take them off even when I pass the finish line.

What’s one pair of sneakers you’ve always wished to own? 

Onitsuka Tiger California, the original 1970s model that has revolutionized how jogging sneakers should look. I think they still look pretty special today.

Who is your biggest sneaker-head inspiration?

I’ve always been impressed by Jordon Geller, certified by Guinness World Records for having the largest sneaker collection. What a pity I hadn’t been to his sneaker museum before it closed in 2012.

Do you have any advice for finding the perfect fit online?

People often focus on high-tech materials and super-advanced technologies, but you should always start with your anatomy. Know your feet, recognize their strengths, weaknesses, or special requirements, and you can’t go wrong.

Erin Jaimeson – Athlete Turned Sneakerhead

Erin grew up playing sports. There wasn’t ever a weekend where she wasn’t away competing in some sort of athletic event. From basketball, to cross country, lacrosse, and more, she’s playing tons of sports. In all of those years of playing sports, Erin’s gone through a lot of different sneakers. She’s still very active and always looking out for the next best (and most comfortable) athletic sneaker.

Why am I giving advice on The Athletic Foot?

As a former athlete and someone interested in fashion, I know just how big of a difference a pair of high-quality sneakers or shoes can make. I want to share my knowledge and experiences so you can find the perfect fit for you.

What pair of sneakers are you head-over-heels in love with?

I’m loving my Asics Gel Venture-8 Trail Running Shoes. They come with bright designs. The support provides far more traction than many running and hiking shoes on the market, all for a great price and lightweight movement. They provide the stability I need after suffering an Achilles tendon injury. I use them for walking, hiking, and biking and will eventually use them for running again.

What’s one pair of sneakers you’ve always wished to own? 

I’ve always been interested in trying sustainable sneakers and lately, I’ve had my eye on Allbirds Trail Runners SWT for Women.

Who is your biggest sneaker-head inspiration?

Some may not consider them sneaker-heads, but both Kate Middleton and Megan Markle have been known to wear Veja sneakers, which are both stylish and sustainable.

Do you have any advice for finding the perfect fit online?

Shopping online is tricky. I always recommend looking at a shoe sizing guide on that brand vs relying on standard sizing. You can download a free shoe sizer to get a good sense of your actual measurements.

Jason Mclay – Footgear Oracle

There are some people who love getting the latest tech gadgets on the market. But, that’s not the kind of guy Jason he. He’s all about trying out the newest sneakers on the market! Whenever there’s a new release, he always is the first in line to grab a pair to try them on. He loves the versatility of athletic shoes. And he knows how impactful a pair of high-quality athletic shoes can be, which is why he loves helping other people find the best athletic shoes for their needs!

Why am I giving advice on The Athletic Foot?

Shoes are fun, decorative, multifunctional, hi-tech, simplistic, practical, and last but certainly not least essential. I love shoes. I don’t actually have a walk-in closet full of shoes (they’re all in my shoe closet).  I love testing out new shoes! So this is why I am giving advice on The Athletic Foot. When something new hits the market I’m going to try to take it for a ride and see what other people think too. Then I will report to you with my findings.

What pair of sneakers are you head-over-heels in love with?

No, don’t make me choose!

OK, I am open to the market because I like to try new things but frankly, I return to Skechers as my most worn sneaker and trail runner. Why? They just seem to outlast the rest and they come in so many choices. I have not been disappointed by any Sketchers that I have purchased. Ever!

Second, I like Puma for a casual sneaker. They produce some nice low-profile casual sneakers like the classic suede in a multitude of colors. I love those. I also respect Saucony as a solid performing running shoe. These are the three most likely sneakers to be seen on my feet.

What’s one pair of sneakers you’ve always wished to own?

This is a moving target because there are always “next year’s models”. At this moment I would like to get my feet into a pair of Saucony Peregrine 11 trail-running shoes. It’s a fairly standard-looking trail-runner but the “jackalope” (orange) color is pretty cool. The reviews are solid but I am not surprised, Saucony is a great athletic shoe company.

Who is your biggest sneaker-head inspiration?

I don’t actually have one but I did see a YouTube video on DJ Khaled’s sneaker closet. I think I might have drooled on my shirt a little bit. This man has a serious collection of sneakers. I am not sure if it is an addiction or a hobby, but his closet is truly a monster. Justin Biber also has a rather amazing sneaker closet. These guys both LOVE high-top sneakers.  The only shoes higher than my ankle in my closet are hiking boots, otherwise, I prefer to have my ankles free.

Do you have any advice for finding the perfect fit online?

Yes, if the online store has a comments or reviews section, check there to see what others are saying about size. My actual measurement puts me in a 10.5 US or 44 EUR but in Puma, I go to an 11 and in Skechers, it also tends to be 11. In Saucony, I fit in a 10.5. However, size can vary, even within a brand. So, scan the comments for people saying. Often you will see comments like, these shoes run big or small, and adjust your choice. Customer comments are very helpful.

What are my social media links?

You can find me only at www.writermclay.com I am only on some social media as a ghostwriter. That is more social media than I ever wanted. Ha haha. However, I may try out Instagram – one day.

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