Purchasing New Shoes? Some Things You Should Know
Do you love buying new shoes? Or are you one of those people who hate the shoe store and avoid it all costs?
Either way, purchasing your new shoes is an important event. Whether you hate or love the experience, there are a few things you should know before your next visit to the shoe store.
- Try your shoes on at the store! Some people who hate shopping or who are in a rush may want to just grab the first pair they see in their size, but this is not a good idea. Being comfortable in your new footwear is extremely important, and you can’t ensure your comfort without trying the shoes on first. Walk around the store in the shoes and try to test the shoes out on different surfaces.
- Don’t choose shoes that don’t feel comfortable just because they are fashionable. Just because they are popular and lots of people are wearing them doesn’t mean they are healthy for your feet. High heels, for example, can be bad for not only your feet, but other parts of your body as well.
- Look for shoes that will give your feet plenty of support. Preventing foot problems, like plantar fasciitis, is much easier if you are wearing the proper footwear.
You can always consult your podiatrist about the best type of footwear for your feet. If you are suffering from sort of foot or ankle condition, you may also need orthotics to wear in your shoes or corrective shoes, which can be discussed with your podiatrist as well.
If you would like to set up an appointment with the Neuhaus Foot and Ankle office, you can call us at 615-220-8788 or at our toll-free number 888-713-0906. You can also request an appointment online.
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