Why Go to a Specialized Shoe Store?
By Cumberland Run-Walk
July 26, 2018
Category: Foot Care

Fitted shoesDo your feet hurt you after a long strenuous day at work? Do you suffer from cramps and foot-related disorders? Well, in all comes down to one questions: Does the shoe fit?

Cumberland Run-Walk in Somerset, KY, know the quality and fit of your shoe plays a huge role in creating, or exacerbating, foot conditions, which is why they have a shoe store.

What do you need to know about shoes?

There are five key points to know about shoes:

  • The toe box, whether rounded, pointed, or squared, should provide ample space for toes.
  • The vamp, the upper middle part of a shoe, has velcro instead of laces, sometimes.
  • The higher the heel, the more pressure exerted on the front of the foot.
  • The part of the shoe that curves slightly near the arch helps differentiate the right shoe from the left.
  • The softer the sole, the more shock absorption.

Your Somerset pedorthist advises you wear shoes that have a durable construction that'll provide feet with protection and comfort. If the shoes don't fit appropriately, this may cause:

  • Bunions
  • Corns
  • Calluses
  • Hammertoes
  • Other disabling foot disorders

What do you need to know during you're shoe shopping at a specialized shoe store?

When shopping, here are a few tips to keep in mind:

  • Don't force feet into shoes.
  • People have a foot larger than the other, so fit your new shoe according to your larger foot.
  • Limit heel height to two inches, or less to protect feet.
  • Judge a shoe by how it fits because sizes vary with shoe brands and styles.
  • Try on both shoes to make sure your feet are comfortable.
  • Make sure you can wiggle your toes freely when wearing shoes.
  • Foot size increases as you age, so remeasure feet every time you fit shoes.
  • Don't buy tight shoes. You don't need to break into shoes.

For more information, call Cumberland Run-Walk in Somerset, KY, at (606) 679-2773.

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