Podiatrists recommend shoes that claim will help preserve the health and functionality of the foot, but those shoes seem to come at the expense of your personal sense of fashion. So most of us end up choosing some type of middle ground where we buy shoes that might not be the most comfortable yet do somehow manage to match our outfits. Thankfully, podiatrists have come a long way in terms of understanding the public’s wants. Instead of offering a one-size-fits-all solution, they’re recognizing how important it is to give fashion equal priority at the table.
The Core Problem
The problem with fashionable high heels, boots, and flats is that it’s usually impossible to determine whether or not they’re going to be comfortable on daily basis. You might wear them in the store or the house for 100 steps where they feel just fine. But the moment you hit 1,000 steps, it can start to feel as though your shoes turned against you. And by that time, it’s too late to return them. Whether you suffer from ingrown toenails, swollen toes, or just general foot pain, these conditions will only get worse if you keep pushing yourself to wear uncomfortable shoes for the sake of enhancing your favorite skirt.
The Core Solution
The best way to avoid an uncomfortable fate is to buy shoes recommended by a podiatrist who understands what the foot needs to protect itself from injury. While every foot is slightly different, a podiatrist is looking at how common problems occur and then identifies shoes redesigned to put more or less pressure on certain parts of the foot. But they’re also taking into account that people want variety and style in their lives (sometimes as much or more than they want comfort.) A podiatrist’s customers benefit from their many years or experience while the podiatrist gets the feedback they need to recommend the best possible shoes.
A Wide Selection
It may seem crazy, but podiatrists have made it possible for people to buy the heels they want without the accompanying discomfort. Available in a variety of styles and colors, everyone has the opportunity to pick up shoes that won’t kill their feet by the end of the night. Unfortunately, you may not be able to get the stiletto heels that you dream of wearing, but you can wear attractive heels without having to massage your swollen foot later. Having a wide selection is not only the key to getting the right shoes for the right outfits, it can even vastly reduce the chances of developing a chronic injury over time. Feet that seem perfectly fine in your less-than-sensible shoes may, in fact, be suffering under unnecessary stress and strain during the day.
Some people can seem to wear any kind of shoe they want without paying the price at the end of the day, but it seems clear that those people can’t possibly have any feeling whatsoever left in their feet. For those of us who want something both sensible and stylish, it’s time to consider shoes made by an expert who understands the foot better than any other designer ever could.