Shoes are one of the most important elements of your wardrobe, whether you are a man or a woman. If you have foot problems, it is even more important to proceed with caution when choosing your new pair of shoes.
Stylish and comfortable at the same time, is it possible?
Yes, it is possible but it is better to follow a few rules to make sure that the shoes are really adapted to your foot. First, do your shopping at the end of the day because your feet can be swollen after having spent the day walking or standing up.
If you are an adult, your feet do not change much but it may be useful to check their length and width to see if another size might be more suitable. Softer shoes and laces are recommended: a soft shoe absorbs shocks better and is less likely to cause blisters while laces increase the safety and versatility of your shoes. Also, prefer low heels shoes and put away your cowboy boots and other types of shoes that are not really made for long days walking.
Choosing the right shoes for spring and summer
When the warmer weather comes, your feet regain their freedom but still need to be protected and supported, and unfortunately, flip-flops or sandals cannot do that. Remember to choose sandals that will isolate, protect, and support your feet and avoid long walks on the beach with your flip flops because they can easily become painful and even change your gait. Your Achilles tendon and your nerves can suffer when you wear sandals, sneakers or other flip-flops.
Poorly fitted shoes can cause onions, hammertoes, calluses and all kinds of foot problems. In summer, choose a cushioned sole to provide a minimum of protection to your feet. Padded straps can also be helpful in preventing skin irritation, which is inevitable when the weather is warm and you are sweating. Also, prefer genuine leather to faux leather.
Protecting your feet efficiently during the winter
During this time, you will need to keep your feet warm and dry to avoid issues related to humidity. The style of your shoes will count less than their shape and comfort. Warm boots are a blessing in the heart of winter when you have to cross snow, slush, and ice patches.
Remember to choose boots that will allow good air circulation.
You will also need to waterproof your boots and finally do not hesitate to choose a size above to have space to add a sole or support for your arch. Heels are to be avoided for your safety and grooved rubber soles are your best ally against untimely slips.
For more information and advice on choosing the right shoes for your feet, call your podiatrist in the West Island at 514-505-3977.