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The Significance of Shoe Size in Shoe and Foot Care

Tuesday, 19 March 2024 00:00

Shoe size plays a pivotal role in both shoe comfort and foot health. Wearing ill-fitting shoes can lead to a multitude of foot problems, ranging from blisters and calluses to more severe issues, like bunions and hammertoes. When shoes are too tight, they can constrict blood flow and cause discomfort, while overly loose shoes may lead to friction and instability, increasing the risk of injury. Properly fitting shoes should have enough room for the toes to wiggle comfortably without being too loose in the heel or arch. As feet can change in size over time, due to factors such as weight gain, pregnancy, and aging, it is essential to regularly measure shoe size to ensure optimal fit and support. Investing in shoes that accommodate the unique shape and size of your feet can help prevent foot pain and deformities, promoting overall foot health and well-being. By prioritizing shoe size in shoe selection, individuals can enjoy greater comfort, mobility, and longevity in their footwear choices. If you have questions about correct shoe size and how it relates to foot health, it is suggested that you visit a podiatrist. 

It is important to find shoes that fit you properly in order to avoid a variety of different foot problems. For more information about treatment, contact Dr. Kevin H. Lapoff from Lake Worth Podiatry. Our doctor will treat your foot and ankle needs.

Proper Shoe Fitting

Shoes have many different functions. They cushion our body weight, protect our feet, and allow us to safely play sports. You should always make sure that the shoes you wear fit you properly in order to avoid injuries and deformities such as: bunions, corns, calluses, hammertoes, plantar fasciitis, stress fractures, and more. It is important to note that although a certain pair of shoes might be a great fit for someone else, that doesn’t mean they will be a great fit for you. This is why you should always try on shoes before buying them to make sure they are worth the investment. Typically, shoes need to be replaced ever six months to one year of regular use.

Tips for Proper Shoe Fitting

  • Select a shoe that is shaped like your foot
  • Don’t buy shoes that fit too tight, expecting them to stretch to fit
  • Make sure there is enough space (3/8” to ½”) for your longest toe at the end of each shoe when you are standing up
  • Walk in the shoes to make sure they fit and feel right
  • Don’t select shoes by the size marked inside the shoe, but by how the shoe fits your foot

The shoes you buy should always feel as good as they look. Shoes that fit properly will last longer, feel better, and improve your way of life each day.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Lake Worth, FL . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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