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Ensuring a Proper Fit for Shoes and Boots

The key to comfortable footwear lies in getting the right fit. Ill-fitting shoes or boots can lead to a host of issues, including blisters, calluses, and chronic foot problems. To ensure your footwear provides the perfect fit, begin by measuring your feet regularly, as their size can change over time. Always try on both shoes and shop in the afternoon when your feet are slightly larger due to daily activities. Consider the type of socks you will be wearing with your shoes, as this can affect the fit. Pay attention to how the shoes or boots feel, ensuring there is enough space in the toe box, and that your heels do not slip. Walk around in them to test comfort and stability. Lastly, remember that sizes can vary between brands and styles, so rely more on the fit and feel than the size on the label. If you would like additional tips on how to buy shoes that fit properly, it is suggested that you contact a podiatrist who can provide you with the information you are seeking.

Finding a properly-fitting shoe is important in reducing injuries and preventing foot problems. For more information about treatment, contact Anas Khoury, DPM from North Eastern Foot & Ankle Specialists. Our doctor will treat your foot and ankle needs.

Proper Shoe Fitting

A common concern when it comes to foot health, having properly fitted shoes can help prevent injuries to the foot. Out feet affect our posture and gait, which in turn affects the biomechanics and overall bodily structure. With 33 joints, 26 bones, and over 100 ligaments, the potential for serious injury is much greater than one realizes. Although the feet cease growth in adulthood, they still change shape as they mature. Here are some factors to consider when it comes to investing in proper fitting shoes:

  • Be sure the shoes fit correctly right away
  • Ensure the ball of your foot fits comfortably in the widest portion of the shoes
  • Even though they may look fashionable, improper fitting shoes can either create adverse conditions or exacerbate existing ones you may already have
  • Walk along a carpeted surface to ensure the shoes comfortably fit during normal activity

Keeping in mind how shoes fit the biomechanics of your body, properly-fitting shoes are vitally important. Fortunately, it is not difficult to acquire footwear that fits correctly. Be sure to wear shoes that support the overall structure of your body. Do your feet a favor and invest in several pairs of well-fitted shoes today.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Passaic, NJ . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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