Choosing the Right Walking Shoe
Take an inventory of your shoes and determine how many pairs are most comfortable for walking. How many did you choose? One? Two? Choosing the right walking shoe is essential in preventing foot injuries and other problems.
Sure, buying a pair of the latest styles might be fashionable, but can you honestly wear them all day without grimacing in pain? Years ago, a good pair of walking shoes consisted of one style which was not at all flattering. Today, however, you have a wide variety of good walking shoes to choose from, and it is in your best interest to keep your feet healthy by selecting the appropriate walking shoe.
Some of the types of shoes which you can choose are those that are shaped like your feet and provide more toe room. With tight shoes, you run the risk of bunions, blisters, calluses, and a host of other conditions which can make your life miserable.
According to leading podiatrists, shoes should be comfortable. You should be able to wiggle your toes, and the shoes should have a sole that flexes at the ball of your foot.
Also, it is important to wear the proper size. More often than not, if there is a pair of shoes we have to have, but are a bit smaller, we make the sacrifice. The end result, however, is more pain.
Have your feet sized when you go to the shoe store. As you get older, changes occur to the feet in that their size and shape become more pronounced.
The next time you are sitting at your desk or at home, and you suddenly find you’ve taken off your shoes because they are causing pain, this may be a good time to visit a good shoe store. They will not only measure your feet, but provide you with a variety of shoes more comfortable for wearing.