Spring is just around the corner and by now, most of us are eager for those sunny, warm weather days to finally be here! Are you taking up spring cleaning? Thinking about doing some spring shopping? Before you hit the shops and try on some brand-new pairs of spring shoes, it’s important to think about what you’re looking for. Looks are important, but what about the details? Here are some of the qualities the right shoe for you should have.
Did you know walking creates high levels of stress for your feet? Because of this, your shoes must support your feet. The main part of your shoe, aka the midsole, provides the most cushioning. The right shoe will help brace some of the impacts of walking and allow your feet more time to adjust to your movement.
This might seem obvious, but it’s not uncommon for people to wear shoes they know are uncomfortable but offer the look they’re going for. We’re always on our feet and it’s important we take care of them so we can keep them in great shape as we age. Ditch those too-tight sneakers and look for a better pair!
Getting the right size tends to be a struggle for some. This is because our feet are always changing. As we age, our feet grow. As we move throughout the day, our feet expand and get bigger. To combat this, check your shoe size in-store at least once a year. Your size from last year may be different now!
Shoes with great arch support will never let you down. Not only will they help you with any foot or ankle conditions you may have, but they can help prevent the onset of new ones. The right shoe should help your feet adjust to every terrain while providing support.
Have any questions about footwear and your feet? Call our office today and ask about it. Dr. Ryan L. D’Amico, Dr. Donal M. Erickson, Dr. Keith Sherman, Dr. Anne-Louise Smith, Dr. Justin Muser, and the rest of the staff at Syracuse Podiatry in East Syracuse, New York, can help treat and care for your feet. Call us at 315-446-3668 or make an appointment online to get help today.