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Making Sure Shoes Fit Right

Proper shoe fitting is important for both comfort and performance, with different needs for walking and running shoes. Walking shoes prioritize support and cushioning to handle the consistent, moderate impact of walking while running shoes are designed to absorb the higher impact and repetitive strain of running. Understanding your foot type is essential in selecting the right shoe. Neutral feet maintain a balanced stride, rigid feet need more cushioning to absorb shock, and flexible feet benefit from stability features to control excessive movement. To determine your foot type, observe your arches. Low arches indicate flexible feet, high arches suggest rigid feet and neutral arches are balanced. Additionally, examining your shoe wear pattern can reveal your tread type. In the store, ensure shoes fit well without rubbing or pinching, as these issues can lead to discomfort or injury. If you are in the market for new shoes, it is suggested that you visit a podiatrist for personalized advice.

Finding a properly-fitting shoe is important in reducing injuries and preventing foot problems. For more information about treatment, contact Dr. Royall from Mountain View Foot & Ankle Clinic. Our doctor will treat your foot and ankle needs.

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 proper 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, improper 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

Keeping in mind how shoes fit the biomechanics of your body, properly-fitting shoes are vitally important. Fortunately, it is not difficult to acquire footwear that fits correctly. Be sure to wear shoes that support the overall structure of your body. Do your feet a favor and invest in several pairs of well-fitted shoes today.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Lehi, UT . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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