Feet differ from person to person; they come in all shapes and sizes. All too often, people select shoes based on looks rather than function and fit. One must buy shoes that ensure optimal foot function and fit. Wearing ill-fitting shoes can cause a variety of foot problems. Hammertoes, bunions, corns, calluses, neuromas, blisters, plantar fasciitis are just a few examples of the problems that can occur with shoes that don’t fit correctly.
Here are some easy tips to help you find the right size shoes:
Measure your feet. Everyone benefits from a pair of well-fitting shoes. Have your feet measured by a professional, a trained fitter, or a podiatrist each time you make a new shoe purchase. Your feet change in size and shape over time, so it is best to have both of your feet measured to avoid any issues. Shop for new shoes late in the day because that’s when our feet are at their largest.
Combine comfort and fashion. Be on the lookout for shoe brands that have at least a little bit of both comfort and fashion to make your feet happy. Many shoe brands have amazing variety when it comes to style and comfort. Before you buy shoes, try to walk around in them in the store to make sure you do not feel any discomfort and your feet are not in pain. Make sure your toes have enough wiggle room to move freely.
The right shoes for the stage. It’s important to wear the correct footwear to match your sport or activity. Wearing the wrong type of shoes can be downright harmful.
Check the condition of your shoes. Be careful of worn-out shoes. If the shoe has lost all the support and cushioning, it’s time to put them away and shop for a new pair.
Invest in the right shoes that offer ample support and keeps your feet happy and healthy. If you have any concerns about your foot and ankle health, contact the office of Dr. Joseph C. Stuto, Dr. Joseph A. Stuto, Dr. Lisa Fuchs, and Dr. Momna Younas at Stuto Foot Specialist Podiatry in Brooklyn, NY, to schedule an appointment. Our team of foot doctors will provide the best care and treatment for your feet. You can call us at either of our two convenient office locations: Brooklyn - Heights, NY (718) 624-7537 or Brooklyn, NY (718) 567-1403.