10 Best Shoes Buying Tips to Prevent Foot Pain – For A Perfect Fit
Dr. Carol Frey’s* “Happy Feet” Blog….
How many times have we said “ouch, my feet hurt”? – Foot agony is part of many people’s daily life. But it doesn’t have to be. Common ailments are :
- Athlete’s foot
- Corns and calluses
- Heel pain
- Ingrown nails
You can prevent some foot problems by paying better attention to how you select new shoes. Here are some valuable tips to avoid those problems…
Buy shoes at the end of the day when your feet have expanded
Be sure to walk in the shoes to check they fit.
Have your feet measured regularly; size changes
Have both feet measured; fit to the larger foot
Check to see that your heel fits the minimum slippage
Stand during fitting process: check for 3/8-inch to ½-inch additional room past your longest toes
Make sure the ball of your foot fits well into the wide part of the shoe
Don’t expect shoes to stretch to fit your foot
Judge shoes by their fit, not the size marked inside sizes vary among brands and styles
Select a shoe that conforms to the shape of your foot.
* Carol Frey, M.D is considered one of the top international foot and ankle specialists. She works with Olympic athletes, Division I college players. Dr. Frey is a graduate of Stanford University, where she was a Division I swimmer. She is also a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC) School of Medicine. spokesperson, educator, author and editor. She is one of the leading doctors at the West Coast Center for Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine in Manhattan Beach. In her new “Happy Feet” blog, she is giving advise about shoes, fashion, feet and anything else that might make your life easier and happier.