Auteur: Podiatre Montreal
Some general advice on the importance of the right choice of shoes :
Some serious foot disorders may be related to the wearing of inappropriate, poor quality or ill-fitting shoes.
Any Podiatrist will tell you that a very good quality shoe is essential for the health of your feet. Always make sure that you do not force your feet when wearing them. When you store for your shoes, it is fundamental to pay special attention to the composition of the shoes. The materials that make it up must ensure protection and comfort for your feet. Shoes that do not fit properly can lead to bunions, corns, calluses, hammertoes and other disabling foot disorders.
Choosing a pair of shoes
Here are some tips to help you reduce the risk of foot problems. Use this guide when shopping for shoes :
- Most people have one foot larger than the other. When trying on new shoes, try your largest foot first.
- Measure your feet every time you buy new shoes. Your shoe size increases as you get older.
- If the shoes seem too tight, don’t buy them. There is no adjustment period.
- Most high-heeled shoes have a pointed or narrow toe that forces the toes to maintain a triangular shape. As the height of the heel increases, the pressure felt under the sole of the foot can double, putting more pressure on the front of the foot.
- Shoes should be carefully fitted at the heel and toe.
- Sizes vary according to shoe brands and styles. Judge a shoe by how it fits your foot – not by its size.
- There should be half an inch of space between the end of your longest toe and the end of the shoe.
- Try both feet of the shoe.
- Try on new shoes at the end of the day. This is because your feet swell and normally become more swollen during the day.
- Take a few steps with your new shoes to make sure they’re comfortable and you’re comfortable in them.
- When you wear your shoe, you should be able to freely wiggle all of your toes.
- Women should not wear shoes with a heel greater than 2 1/4 inches.