Prevea Health

The right shoe makes all the difference

 
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Do your feet ache after a long, active day? While part of your pain could be simply from standing and walking more than usual, the shoes you are wearing could be the real cause of your foot pain. Finding the right shoe for you can be difficult, so here are three tips for maximum foot and shoe comfort.
 
  • Make sure your shoes or sandals have a supportive, cushioned sole. Sandals that are flimsy and have no cushion can cause pain and discomfort when you wear them for long periods of time. Try to find a sandal that has a cushioned sole and an arch support built into it. This will help reduce stress on the arch of your foot.
  • If your sandals have straps across your foot, make sure they aren’t too tight or too loose. Sandals that don’t fit properly can cause you to trip or roll your ankle or foot. Some sandals have straps that can be adjusted to fit properly.
  • If you are going for a hike or walk in the beautiful weather, wear supportive athletic shoes. Athletic shoes will provide the cushion your foot needs to effectively support your body during these activities. Check the sole of the shoe for any signs of wear. Think of the bottom of your shoe like the tire treads for a vehicle. When the treads are worn out, it is time to replace the tires and, in our case, shoes. Their lifespan depends on how much you wear them, and can range from three to four months for runners to once a year for those who wear them less.

Keeping your feet healthy will allow you to spend your time enjoying all that Wisconsin has to offer, rather than recovering from foot pain and sprains.
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