With so many brand options and styles to choose from, finding the perfect pair of shoes that best suit your feet can be quite a challenge. While you may find shoes that are better than others, the best shoes, however, are the ones that best suit your feet. You may have bought the trendiest pair of sneakers, but what good are they if they are the wrong size and are a source of constant pain and discomfort? In fact, we often make the most common mistakes while shopping for shoes and as a result, our choices contribute to pain, foot disorders and injuries.
At Joseph Stuto, DPM we believe that one of the best ways you can keep your feet safe and healthy is to house them in the right shoes or the most appropriate footwear. Here are some key tips to help you buy your perfect pair of shoes and to avoid these mistakes while shoe shopping.
- Try on both shoes before buying:
Do not rush to the counter before trying on both the shoes. Try walking around the store to ensure whether the shoes are a right fit for your feet. Be sure to measure both feet by a professional. Many people tend to have one foot slightly bigger than the other.
- Try shoes with socks:
Try shoes with socks to ensure the best fit. However, if you are trying sandals or high heels, wearing socks may not be necessary.
- Perfect time to shop for shoes:
The size of our feet tends to change during the course of the day. The most ideal time to shop for shoes is towards the end of the day. That is when our feet are the most swollen from bearing our weight all day long.
- Right shoes for the right activity:
Every shoe is designed for a particular activity. Selecting the most appropriate footwear for each activity can enhance performance, give proper support, alleviate foot pain, reduce the risk of injuries, and prevent or eliminate foot disorders.
If you want to know more about proper footwear and foot health, call Joseph Stuto, DPM of Brooklyn, New York. There Dr. Joseph C. Stuto and Dr. Joseph A. Stuto can help you understand the importance of footwear and foot health. Our highly qualified staff is committed to providing our patients with the best care and treatment plan to prevent further foot disorders. For more information, call us at (718) 624-7537 to schedule an appointment.