Thursday, May 30, 2013

Choosing The Right Shoes

There is no better feeling than when you wear comfortable shoes. Comfortable shoes allow us to enjoy the day’s activities pain free. Wear shoes that fit properly can also prevent potential health problems from occurring.

the right shoes

When Buying

Most shoes can last an average of three to twelve months. When you start to wear shoes, you will begin to notice a difference in comfort. Worn-out or your old shoes can cause back pain, aching feet and sore knee joints. Time to replace your shoes is when the cushion has been damaged or motion control has been lost.

Which Shoes to Buy?

Everyone's feet are different. Best shoe for you is the one that gives you proper fit and enjoy to wear. It can support, cushioning, and flexibility in your feet when you move.

Some Common Foot Irregularities

High arched Feet

A high arched foot does not roll into very much. There is a highly curved arch inside of the foot. Also, the toes appear in a claw position. Highly arched feet are very rigid and unable to absorb shock when making contact with the ground. The foot is not able to roll inward when the foot makes contact with the ground. Lack of experiments can cause heel problem, knee and back problems. You can inserting special pads in the shoes to compensate this, treats highly arched feet. Bearing allows the foot to absorb shock more easily. For people with high arched feet, should stay away from stability or motion control shoes, it will reduce foot mobility.

Flat feet

The term "Flat Feet" refers to people who have a low arch or no arch, usually call as fallen arches. Most people have a foot of space on the inner side when the bottom of the foot contact with the ground. It is called the arch. The rch heigh have varies in size from one person to another. The flat feet are generally a hereditary condition. Best shoe for this condition would be a motion control or stability shoe with a firm midsole.

Over or under pronation.

During pronation is excessive rolling motion to the foot. This inward motion is considered unhealthy because it can cause a lot of strain on your back, ankles, knees, and lower legs. Pronation can cause plantar fasciitis, shin splints and IT band syndrome. While under pronation occurs when the outer leg took the brunt of the shock when get contact with the ground. It can cause problems with the ligaments in the foot and ankle. Stability shoes feature either dual density midsole or a roll bar to help combat pronation problems.

Some Helpful Tips on Buying Shoes

  • Shop at the end of the day. Feet tend to swell as the day progresses. Shoes purchased in the morning will feel tight during by afternoon.
  • Shop for shoes with your health and comfortable mind. The foot size will changes every year. Do measuring your foot first before buy. This can give you a general range when considering different styles ones. Choose your shoes that are shaped with your foot.
  • Check to see how the sole feels on the bottom of foot. It must have a soft and supportive cushion. For people with high arches need more support. 
  • Try to stand up and take a walk to get a feel for the shoe. Make sure your feet shouldn't slide around inside. There should be little bit of space beyond the largest toe, its no more than a half inch. You should never have to "break in" a tight shoe.


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