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Choosing the Right Shoe for Your Activity

Monday, 12 June 2017 00:00

It is important that you choose the right pair of shoes to wear in order to avoid any sort of injury. Wearing the wrong pair can cause you discomfort and aggravate any pre-existing conditions you may have. Depending on what type of activity you are about to partake in, you should research what type of shoe would be the best fit for you. For example if you are going hiking, you should look for a shoe that is stiffer, with a high ankle. If you are going running, you should look for a flexible shoe that has a breathable material. Walking shoes should have good arch support and should be stiffer than a running shoe, although slightly more flexible than a hiking shoe.

Getting the right shoe size is an important part of proper foot health. Seek the assistance of one of our podiatrists from Southeast Podiatry. Our doctors will provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Getting the Right Shoe Size

There are many people who wear shoes that are the incorrect size, negatively affecting their feet and posture. Selecting the right shoes is not a difficult process, so long as you keep several things in mind when it comes to choosing the right pair.

  • When visiting the shoe store, use the tools available to measure your foot.
  • Be sure there is ‘wiggle room’. There should be about an inch between your toes and the tip of your shoes.
  • Do not always assume you are the same size, as manufacturers run differently.
  • Purchase shoes later in the day, as your feet swell as the day progresses.
  • If a shoe is not comfortable, it is not suitable. Most shoes can’t be ‘broken in’, and comfort should be the ultimate goal when it comes to choosing the right pair of shoes

As our feet hold our body weight and keep us moving, it is important to treat them right. Picking the right pair of shoes can provide your feet comfort and mobility without pain.

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

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