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If The Shoe Fits

Improperly fitting shoes can worsen existing foot problems. In the US alone, the cost of foot surgery from improperly fitting shoes is over $2 billion a year. Here are some tips when selecting a shoe for your foot type.

If The Shoe Fits
  1. Get both feet measured while standing, feet flatten and elongate as we age.
  2. Fit the shoe to your larger foot, it is never good to jam your feet into a shoe that is too tight.
  3. Try on both shoes, make sure you have a little wiggle room for your toes.
  4. Wearing high-heeled shoes for long periods of time can be harmful to your feet.
  5. Shoe sizes vary by brand and styles. Judge your shoe by how it fits your foot.
  6. Don't buy shoes that are too small, avoid trying to stretch them out to your foot type.
  7. If you're an active athlete, wear shoes specific to your activities.
  8. Laced shoes with backs add more stability and can better accommodate orthotics or braces. 

Please feel free to book an appointment for a shoe evaluation and proper fitting. 

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