Benefits of Choosing Comfortable Shoes
All of us, at some point, have complained about our feet hurting and quite often, the shoes we are wearing are the cause of this problem. Nowadays, we are so bothered about choosing stylish shoes that we do not even consider the health disadvantages, and there really are plenty of these disadvantages. Buying the most popular and stylish shoe just to look good is not really worth the health problems because there are plenty of comfortable shoes out there that also look good.
Here are some questions you should be asking yourself before buying your next pair of shoes.
Does the shoe fit?
It seems obvious to buy a shoe that fits, but many people buy shoes that are too small, either because they want to make their feet look a bit smaller, their size isn’t available or simply because their feet have never been measured. Ask a professional to measure your feet so you know exactly what size shoe you should be looking for. Having a shoe that fits correctly can prevent all sorts of problems.
Is the shoe flexible?
You should be looking for a flexible shoe because they are more comfortable. If the shoe is not flexible, then you are going to have less room to move your foot around; a flexible shoe allows movement.
Are the shoes heavy?
Shoes are not really very heavy anyway, but there are some shoes that are heavier than others and these tend to make your feet tired a lot quicker than if the shoes were lighter. When your feet get tired, they will roll inward and this can potentially lead to foot pain.
Is the heel more than 3 inches?
Shoes with more than a 3 inch heel are not going to be very comfortable. Also, your foot will be bending in a way that it shouldn’t. Generally, 3 inches is your limit; wearing higher shoes every so often will probably not cause you problems, but if you are wearing mega-high shoes all the time then you are just asking for health problems.
Is the sole on the shoe very thin?
If the sole is very thin, then there is really not point in wearing shoes because you will practically be walking bare foot anyway. A thin sole does not benefit your feet in any way; so choosing something that has a decent sole and a bit of a heel would be great, even for men. For men, I don’t mean you need to buy stilettos; there are plenty of options for you, one great choice would be the Jeffery West Chukka Boot. The shoe is stylish with a decent sole and a bit of a heel.
Next time you go shoe shopping you need to remember to ask yourself these questions; make sure you are purchasing decent and comfortable shoes and not wasting money on shoes that are going to harm your feet. Don’t forget that there are health risks for your feet, so start investing in comfortable shoes!