Walk Hard: The Best Types Of Shoes For Your Feet

While it’s not as obvious as something like your skin, your feet are just as, if not more, important. Looking after your feet properly requires a lot of care and attention, and we spend so much time on our feet all day, every day, that actually, there are going to be some issues that crop up from time to time. While most of us wear shoes for the purposes of fashion, rather than practicality, this can be to the detriment of our feet. The one main solution to consider is to wear the right shoes (what a surprise!), but what are the best (and worst) types of shoes for your feet?

Pointy Toe ballet flats with scattered rhinestones

The Best…

There are two types that are particularly good for your feet. Any sort of athletic shoe is particularly good to support your feet, but sneakers are the best for overall comfort. Because the majority of sneakers have a lifespan of around 6 months, you’ve got a lot of wear in them, and they can last up to 500 miles. If you don’t consider sneakers to be a particularly fashionable item of footwear, you can dress them up in funky colors, and in fact, there is a website, https://www.alegriashoeshop.com/ that have some eye-catching designs. The other type of shoe for your feet is a wedge heel, and as most people opt for stilettos, this is a good alternative. The angle can give you a bit more support and balance, and you are less likely to fall down the stairs wearing a wedge heel!

The Worst…

Unfortunately, this is just a list of shoes that we all like to wear! From high heels, to flip-flops, and even ballet flats, they don’t provide the foot support. In fact, high heels can have an impact on your body by putting extra stress on your legs, back and hips, that can change the overall alignment of your body. In addition to this, high heels put more pressure on the ball of your foot, which will cause the natural padding of your feet to wear out, which contributes to problems like calluses further down the line. Pointed toe shoes have a tendency to squeeze your toes together, which doesn’t help if you’ve got bunions, and these shoes can cause your toes to curl under permanently. This is known as hammertoe, and will require surgery to get it rectified.

When picking any shoes, you need ones with good support, especially in the arch of the foot. Lots of people buy shoes that are too flexible, because we think that this is more comfortable, but in fact, it will cause many problems for you in the future. It’s always beneficial to look after your feet as best as you can, and http://www.healthywomen.org/ has some handy pointers to make sure your feet are in tip top condition. You should also try and avoid wearing the same pair of shoes for a given length of time, it’s better to switch up your shoes on a daily basis. Look after your feet, and they will look after you!

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