Finding Right Shoes for Your Feet and Posture

Undoubtedly shoes are one of the necessities. Without right and suitable shoes your dressing cannot be complete. Also, bad footwear can cause various feet problems and diseases like Bunions, Ingrown nails, Corns and Metatarsalgia. Additionally, wrong selection of shoes is one of the major reasons of acute back pain.

Each step
with a bad footwear has bad impacts on your feet as well as leg muscles and
spinal cord.

Shoes that are Right for your Feet and posture depends on following factors.

Size of
Your Feet

75% of feet
diseases happen due to ill-fitting shoes. You should know that the size of your
feet changes over the time and according to your daily activities. Knowing
accurate size of your feet is important.

You don’t
have to visit doctor every time before buying new shoes. You can easily check
your feet size with Brannock device. Always choose which feel comfortable and
fit. If you have been wearing size 10 and now 10.5 feels comfortable and seems
fit, don’t worry, just buy that.

Width of
Your Feet

Width matters as much as the size. You can’t choose shoes just considering the size. If the width of shoes and your feet do not match, it’s still a trouble. If the shoes you’re wearing are not of the same width as your feet, there will remain an empty space in your shoes which means they can’t support your feet properly and they aren’t shoes good for your feet and posture.  Ignoring feet width is a harmful mistake for your feet. Shoes with different widths are available.

Shape of
Your Feet

The shape of
feet depends upon the arch of your feet. You can have three kinds of arch:

Low Arches

When the
middle of your feet touches the ground, it means that you have low arches or
flat feet. Low arches bear most stress during extensive physical activities.
People with flat feet often face cramps problem. If you have flat feet, choose
thick soles which reduces arches’ stress.

High Arches

When your
toes and heels touch the ground and middle foot does not engage much, it means
you have high arches. In this kind of feet toes and heels engage most during
walking or running. Best shoes for high arches mostly have soft soles.

Neutral Arches

If your feet
touch the ground while engaging toes, arches and heels, you have a neutral
arch. Trust me, it’s a blessing, you don’t need much to consider arch shape.
Just buy the pair of shoes which feel comfortable and fit.

So, the next time you go out to buy keep these factors in mind. Do not get carried away by fancy designs and color. Remember after all you will bear the result. Prefer comfort over good look.


The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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