How To Find The Best Shoes for Your Feet
Most of us pick out shoes just because they look stylish and outwardly appealing, and even better when they fit us. While this is a natural approach to selecting shoes, style should not be the only factor to consider. The health and comfort of your feet is equally important, in the long term.
Undeniably, the best shoes for your feet are low-heeled shoes. Low heels do not have to be grandma shoes that have no appeal whatsoever; you can find very stylish low-heeled shoes that are perfect for both a day and a night look. It is advisable to pick low-heeled shoes with two inches of heel or even lower. What makes these shoes kind to your feet is that they do not put too much pressure on your feet and they do not change the normal course of the workings of your leg muscles.
Another type of shoe that will enhance your feet’s comfort is shoes with a thick heel as opposed to those with thinner ones. Thick heels guarantee you maximum support and stability as you walk around in them. Because your feet are well supported, it is unlikely that the leg muscles will suffer from strained ligaments. You are also less likely to spindle around and fall over.
Although shoes with narrower and pointed toe boxes look more attractive and stylish, they do not always make for a comfortable pair of shoe. The better option is to go for shoes with a wider toe box. These shoes have ample space for the toes and allow you to walk around without that discomforting tightness that is characteristics of pointed shoes. If you really cannot give up the pointed shoes, then pick one that narrows past your toes.
If these are the best shoes for the comfort of your feet, you should also know about those that are unkind to your feet.
First up is the pair of shoe that most women love, – the very high-heeled shoes. Shoes that have an inch longer than 3 inches can cause muscle strain, chronic fatigue and can affect your back. In addition, these types of shoes tend to put unprecedented pressure on your feet, resulting to foot conditions such as corns. If you must put on shoes with extremely high heels, then put them on for a few hours and interchange with shoes that have a lower heel.
Although platforms are more stable that pinpointed high heels, they are not always the best match for your feet. This is because these types of shoes do not slant at the ball of the foot, thus disallowing the proper movement of foot muscles. Although the platform may feel comfortable, you are doing more harm than good to your feet and leg muscles.
Finally, the flat shoes are as popular as the high heels. Flat shoes like platform feel comfortable and stable to work around with in. But in truth these shoes are detrimental to your feet if worn for a long time. Flats like platform do not slant at the ball of the foot and they lack arch support.