Shoes are a basic requirement to keep our feet healthy and comfortable. To look stylish, fit an outfit, or just to feel comfortable in work or any other place. But sometimes how many of us actually purchase good for our feet? Do you give any thought to your feet and how well they support them back in return?

Common foot conditions like corns, bunions, and plantar fasciitis are worsened or caused by, ill-fitting and poorly made shoes. The majority of people don’t even know their correct foot size. They may think their feet are bigger than they really are and therefore get shoe sizes wrong, which can cause discomfort, pain and deformity. If you’ve ever walked around with bruised, swollen, or inflamed feet, you’ll know how important it is to have your feet correctly measured and shoe size determined by a professional before wearing shoes or walking around.

Many of us purchase shoes based on others recommendation but there are some things you should know before you choose your next pair of shoes. First of all, don’t be embarrassed about asking for advice from your doctor, pedicurist, pharmacist, local Caringbah podiatrist, or any other health care professional.

They will know the best shoe type, design, brand, and colour to suit your needs. Your feet are a very important part of your body so it’s worth the effort to make sure you choose a shoe that helps maintain good posture, keeps your feet comfortable and reduces stress on joints and muscles.

Choose a shoe with a sole that is flexible and wear a cushion under the ball of your foot when walking. The more you wear the cushion under your big toe, the more flexible you’re sole will be. When you stand at the sink and take your shower, stand on your big toe and bend your knee until it is almost touching the floor. Then stand on the other foot and let your knee Shoes down a few inches until your toe touches the floor again. This will help you know if your shoes are giving you the support you need.

Your next set of tips to consider is the thickness of the inside of the shoe. Thick soles cause your toes to press against the side of your foot when walking or running. Your next tips should involve examining the material inside of the shoe. For winter walking in snowy conditions, try to find an insulator that provides warmth between your skin and the insoles. In warm weather, your shoes can allow some room for your feet to breathe so you might want to choose a shoe with a mesh lining or suede.

Finally, the last few tips to consider are the way you walk with your shoes and whether you wear socks or not. When wearing socks, make sure you have one foot in front of the other so that you can feel the ground. In addition, be sure you only put socks on one foot at a time. In addition, try to choose shoes with wide forefeet so you can avoid putting your heels on your toes while walking.