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Buying Shoes That Fit Properly

Tuesday, 23 April 2024 00:00

Choosing well-fitting shoes is vital for foot health. To ensure proper fit, match the shoe to the outline of your foot, considering both length and width. Your shoes should accommodate the natural shape of your foot without squeezing or causing pressure points. Look for shoes with adequate toe room, a snug heel fit, and ample width across the ball of the foot. Additionally, opt for breathable materials and cushioned soles to enhance comfort and reduce friction. Avoid shoes that require a break-in period or feel tight, as they can lead to blisters and discomfort. If you are in the market for new shoes, it is suggested that you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist who can provide valuable guidance in selecting suitable footwear, especially for individuals with specific foot conditions or structural abnormalities. Podiatrists can assess your foot shape and biomechanics, offer personalized recommendations and provide customized orthotics or modifications to improve shoe fit and alleviate foot pain or discomfort.

It is important to find shoes that fit you properly in order to avoid a variety of different foot problems. For more information about treatment, contact Dr. John C. Lawlor from Florida. Our doctor will treat your foot and ankle needs.

Proper Shoe Fitting

Shoes have many different functions. They cushion our body weight, protect our feet, and allow us to safely play sports. You should always make sure that the shoes you wear fit you properly in order to avoid injuries and deformities such as: bunions, corns, calluses, hammertoes, plantar fasciitis, stress fractures, and more. It is important to note that although a certain pair of shoes might be a great fit for someone else, that doesn’t mean they will be a great fit for you. This is why you should always try on shoes before buying them to make sure they are worth the investment. Typically, shoes need to be replaced ever six months to one year of regular use.

Tips for Proper Shoe Fitting

  • Select a shoe that is shaped like your foot
  • Don’t buy shoes that fit too tight, expecting them to stretch to fit
  • Make sure there is enough space (3/8” to ½”) for your longest toe at the end of each shoe when you are standing up
  • Walk in the shoes to make sure they fit and feel right
  • Don’t select shoes by the size marked inside the shoe, but by how the shoe fits your foot

The shoes you buy should always feel as good as they look. Shoes that fit properly will last longer, feel better, and improve your way of life each day.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our our offices located in Cape Coral and LaBelle, FL . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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