Let’s face it, many of us prefer to choose our shoes with more of an eye to style than comfort.
But there’s much to be said for being able to stay on your feet for longer, without experiencing aches and pains.
Comfortable footwear that fits properly allows you the freedom to do the things you love, for longer – whether you prefer a round of golf, or to shop til you drop!
The discomfort caused by a poor choice of shoes may not just affect your feet either. You may also experience pain in other parts of your body, such as your knees, hips and lower back – and even up to your neck and shoulders.
Where to Buy Podiatrist Approved Shoes
A podiatrist is a healthcare professional dedicated to the care of feet; at our Redlands podiatry clinic, that care extends to stocking a small range of podiatrist approved shoes, mostly to cater for the wearing of orthotics.
However it is also possible to find podiatrist approved shoes at department stores and specialty retailers – if you know what to look for.
So here are our top tips for shoes that will have you feeling like you are walking on air!
- Choose a shoe that does not push on your toes or makes them curl up.
- Look for a shoe with a stiff back as this provides more support to your heel. You should not be able to move the shoe from side to side, or be able to squash the back.
- Your new shoes should have cushioned insoles for ultimate comfort.
- You should not have to wear shoes in; if you feel discomfort immediately, they are not the right shoe for you.
And forget that old notion, that shoes that your podiatrist would approve of will look odd or old-fashioned.
Today this couldn’t be further from the truth, with brands such as Ziera, Frankie 4, NAOT, Emu Australia, Ecco and Vionic Beach making shoes that are good for your feet, as well as being fun and fashionable. Some even offer thongs and high heels!
Thankfully, having to choose between style or comfort in your footwear is no longer an issue. Putting your best foot forward never looked so good!
If you have any foot pain or concerns, you can make an appointment at our Redlands podiatry clinic by calling 3207 4736 or try our secure online booking system.