We’ve all purchased a pair of shoes that didn’t quite fit perfectly, but bought them anyway because they were irresistibly cute. This seems like an ok decision at the time, but we end up regretting it hours later when our heels, toes, shins, and back are aching. This is why it’s crucial to find shoes that fit properly. Our team of shoe experts are available and ready to help so that you’re able to stand on your feet all day AND look your very best.
We’ve broken down a few ways our shoe choices can impact our overall health. Be sure you’re wearing the appropriate size shoe, including width. Not sure what your actual shoe size is? Stop by our shop on Magnolia Avenue. Our shoe experts will measure your feet and find the best fit for your needs.
Did you know too tight shoes can increase symptoms of peripheral neuropathy?
Neuropathy, which can occur as the “pins and needles” type pain in the feet, is a chronic and painful disorder that is only escalated and amplified when ill fitting shoes are worn. According to a 2017 study, older adults who wore too tight shoes had increased symptoms of painful peripheral neuropathy, so please make sure your shoes fit properly!
Calluses and corns can be signs of ill-fitting shoes.
Do you have constant blisters on the sides of your feet or calluses on your heels? This can be a sign that your shoes are too small and, thus, rubbing your feet in dramatic, altering ways. If you live with chronic calluses, corns (thick skin at the tops of your toes), or blisters, it’s very likely you are wearing the wrong size shoe.
If you’re prone to falling or tripping, to loose shoes can greatly impact your risk of injuring yourself.
Whether you’re prone to falling or not, wearing shoes that are too big on you (even just by a fraction of an inch) can greatly increase your fall risk, which is detrimental to your well-being. Even shoes that are meant to be looser (flip flops, slip ons, or sandals) should fit properly in certain places. Make sure you’re wearing the correct size by working with our dedicated shoe experts on your perfect fit.
It may seem like a hassle to take the extra time (and in some cases, the extra investment) to find correct fitting shoes, but we believe your overall health and well-being begins with comfortable, properly fitting shoes. Stop by our shop at 1201 W. Magnolia Avenue, Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm to work with our shoe experts and find your perfect fit.