There are many people who wear shoes that do not fit correctly, and may subsequently experience uncomfortable foot conditions. Some of the conditions that may occur when the wrong size shoes are worn can include ankle injuries, bunions, and hammertoe. When proper size shoes are worn, the feet will feel better, and it may be easier to accomplish daily activities. Additionally, injuries related to exercise may be prevented when shoes fit properly. It is beneficial to purchase shoes later in the day, when the feet are generally at their largest, and to wear the socks that would normally be worn. If you would like more information about methods pertaining to purchasing shoes that fit properly, please consult with a podiatrist.
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. Martin Sloan from Lake Pointe Foot & Ankle. 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 our offices located in Rockwall and Abilene, TX. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.
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