Whether it’s a morning workout, strolling the zoo or an afternoon of shopping, nothing can damper your daily activity like sore feet. Wearing properly fitting shoes can prevent uncomfortable blisters, calluses and other foot problems. Comfortable shoes that fit, will help you stick with your physical activity goals. A good pair of athletic shoes can help stimulate correct technique and provide support for your whole body.
When shopping for a great fitting pair of shoes, keep these tips in mind:
Know your shoe size or get measured.
Get a strong supportive sole.
Make sure toes have plenty of room.
Shop in the afternoon, as feet will swell during the day.
Try on both shoes, as feet can be different sizes.
When selecting shoes also consider function. Today’s shoes are specialized to provide a higher level of performance for specific activities from walking to running. Even an activity as simple as standing can lead to foot pain after a long period of time.
“Tired feet always say that the path is long.” Jamaican Proverb