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A Podiatrist Gives Tips for Choosing Shoes

Knowing what shoes to choose for your feet can be overwhelming because there are so many different kinds. While a lot of people do wear shoes to be trendy, it is still important that shoes are chosen based on protecting the feet. With the help of a podiatrist, a person is sure to choose the best type of shoes for them.

In this article, we will discuss a podiatrist giving tips on what types of shoes to choose. It can be helpful to be aware of these tips, as choosing shoes can be overwhelming. Podiatrists are experts at all things related to the feet so trusting their tips about shoes will be beneficial.

TIPS FOR CHOOSING SHOES FROM A PODIATRIST

LEATHER AND SUEDE ARE THE BEST MATERIALS

When searching for a pair of shoes, it’s best to consider shoes that are made of leather or suede. Both of these materials allow for the feet to breathe and they will both conform to the feet which allow for maximum comfort and breathability.

Shoes that are made of man-made materials may not conform to the feet as well which can promote perspiration, fungus growth or even foul odors. Leather and suede don’t only look great on the feet, but they also provide comfort and flow.

PURCHASE SHOES IN THE AFTERNOON OR EVENING

When a person first wakes up in the morning, their feet are the smallest that they will be all day. As people get up and walk around, their feet will very minorly swell because standing or walking increases blood flow.

Podiatrists are able to tell that throughout the day, a person’s feet do swell up a bit which can actually alter how a shoe fits. It’s best to avoid buying shoes in the morning because by the evening, they may feel snug. Buying shoes during the afternoon or evening will ensure that they fit the feet according to their swelled state.

ALWAYS CHOOSE SNEAKERS FOR WALKING OR RUNNING

While it may seem obvious to wear sneakers for walking and running, some people still don’t follow this tip and it can cause problems later on. Podiatrists advocate for people wearing sneakers as often as possible as they allow for maximum support and protection.

It’s always best to choose a pair of sneakers for times when a person will be on their feet for long periods of time.

TOP NAME BRANDS FOR SNEAKERS ARE THE SAFEST

Some stores offer sneakers that aren’t name branded and while they can be cheaper, they are also less likely to protect and support the feet. Name brands are more costly because they are of the best quality. And, when it comes to a person’s feet, the best quality items should be chosen to protect them because they are so delicate and a person’s entire body depends on the feet.

TALK WITH A PODIATRIST

When choosing a pair of shoes, it never hurts to consult with a podiatrist as they are feet-experts. Because shoes exist to protect the feet, it’s a good idea to talk with someone who specializes in feet.

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