• Ladies Footwear Do’s and Don’ts

    on Dec 14th, 2017

When it comes to shoes women typically have all types and styles of shoes. There is practically a shoe for every color of the rainbow and every occasion.  There are shoes with prints, pictures, and even ones that glow in the dark.  Many women spend hours looking for the right pair of shoes to go with their outfit.  Even more keep these prized shoes for long periods of time, even years.  There are flip flops, sneakers, boat shoes, clogs, flats, high heels, sandals, boots, snow shoes, rain shoes and so on and so forth.  The amount of different types of shoes can have you reeling in no time.  Many of these shoes are often terrible for women’s feet.  High heels are especially bad for a woman’s foot.  They are the culprits for a lot of pain and suffering and even a lot of different foot problems that podiatrists see in their office every day.

If a lady insists on wearing high heels, it is important that she consider swapping them out for part of the day.  Switching to flats or sneakers to give your feet a break can make a huge difference in the overall health of the foot.  Switching will also allow the muscles to have a break and to stretch out.  Many heels tend to be narrow and lock the muscles and joints of the foot in place.

Wearing heels with different heights can also be beneficial to the feet.  This in no way cures heels of their very obvious shortcomings and it can still cause the feet severe problems.  Women can also try walking heels.  They offer a wider toe box and reinforced heels for stability and better shock absorption. These heels are less likely to cause blisters, ankle sprains, bunions, and spurs.  Although they are better than the conventional heel, they can still contribute to foot problems in the long term.

The best shoe for a woman’s foot is a lace-up sneaker.  Not only do they offer ample amounts of stability and support, but they also help the joints of the ankle by absorbing shock.  As soon as the heel of a shoe disappears, the risk of a foot or ankle injury also lessens significantly. 

Do you wear high heels every day?  Do you have lumps on your feet?  Do they ache or burn after a long day at work?  Call Dr. Howard M. Kimmel of Buckeye Foot Care in Brook Park, Willoughby, Cleveland, and Elyria, Ohio for help.  Call 440-367-8773 or book an appointment online today.  At Buckeye Foot Care your feet come first!

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