As consumers have become more health conscious, shoe manufacturers have given new attention to developing fashionable shoes (even with heels) that won’t hurt their feet. It all boils down to choosing the one that fits!
Here are some tips on how to choose the right and comfortable footwear.
- Shop for shoes in the late afternoon or evening, since that’s when your feet are the biggest (they swell during the day).
- Always measure your feet. Have the salesperson measure both feet while you’re standing up, because your feet expand under the weight of your body. If your two feet are different sizes, choose shoes that fit the bigger foot. (You can pad or add support inserts to the other shoe.)
- Flat footwear can be a problem for anyone who wears them exclusively. Over time, you may develop arch pain and tendinitis. Try to alternate them with shoes that have a moderate heel every now and then.
- Try to avoid stiletto heels, or any other heel that is higher than three inches. High heels force the ball of foot into the narrow part of the toe. This results in the toes being painfully crushed, which can lead to bunions and hammertoes.
Article in collaboration with “Footlink”