Often foot-pain can be caused by incorrect Footwear, as part of your appointment Keith will be able to discuss any footwear choices with you, to alleviate pain and what best would suit your lifestyle. Feel free to bring all footwear with you, especially if you wear it for long periods of time, for work or sporting activities.
Here Are Keith's 'Top Ten Tips' When Buying New Shoes!
1. Your feet naturally swell over the course of the day, so always go
shoe-shopping in the afternoon.
2. Most people have one foot slightly bigger than the other, so make
sure you try both shoes on and buy the larger of the two sizes.
3. Always stand up and walk around in shoes before you buy them.
4. Wear the socks or tights you know you’ll be pairing the shoes with
to see if they realistically fit together.
5. New shoes should be comfortable from the first day you wear them,
don’t rely on a ‘breaking in period’.
6. Always experiment and try on a variety of brands, styles and sizes; you may be pleasantly surprised.
7. If you have difficulty finding shoes that fit you properly then don’t suffer in silence! Visit a full-service shoe store and have your feet professionally measured; specially trained staff will be able to recommend what is best for you.
8. Make sure you buy the actual pair of shoes you tried on, to ensure you’re getting exactly what felt right for you.
9. If the heel of the shoe is right up against your skin this will cause rubbing, but equally too much of a gap is bad too; aim to have a slight gap to allow for natural movement of the shoe whilst you walk.
10. Wiggle your toes! You should have enough room to move your toes freely inside your new shoes; if not then this will cause pain and could lead to more serious foot problems in the future.
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