Those looking to simultaneously increase the comfortability and wearability of their shoes should look to invest in a pair of replacement insoles. As a majority of insoles already found in footwear are made of EVA, which can break down or compress as time passes, shoe fit and comfortability can worsen. While most insoles are solely for providing cushioning for comfort, there are also insoles for specific foot conditions. Those looking to try insoles to curb a certain condition should consult with their podiatrist before purchasing a replacement insole.
Proper fitting shoes are essential. For more information about proper shoe fitting and its benefits consult with Dr. Bryant A. Tarr, D.P.M. of Sudbury & Westford Podiatry. Dr. Tarr will provide you with the information to help answer all of your questions.
Proper Shoe Fitting
A common concern when it comes to foot health, having properly fitted shoes can help prevent injuries to the foot. Out feet affect our posture and gait, which in turn affects the biomechanics and overall bodily structure. With 33 joints, 26 bones, and over 100 ligaments, the potential for serious injury is much greater than one realizes. Although the feet cease growth in adulthood, they still change shape as they mature. Here are some factors to consider when it comes to investing in properly fitting shoes:
- Be sure the shoes fit correctly right away
- Ensure the ball of your foot fits comfortably in the widest portion of the shoes
- Even though they may look fashionable, improperly fitting shoes can either create adverse conditions or exacerbate existing ones you may already have
- Walk along a carpeted surface to ensure the shoes comfortably fit during normal activity
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Sudbury and Westford, MA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.