What to look for in a shoe

Footech President

Jacques Martin, D.S.S., B.Sc., C.Ped.
President, Footech Inc., Certified Pedorthist

Shoes should shape the foot, be comfortable and fit well. Narrow and tight shoes commonly result in foot problems. Make sure your shoes fit comfortably at the time of purchase. If new shoes need to be “broken in”, it means either they were not properly designed or not properly fitted to your feet.

Always look for:

What not to look for:

High-fashion shoes with pointed toes, shoes with thin soles, and shoes with high spike heels, cause crowding of the toes and increased pressure. These can lead to corns, calluses, and neuroma problems in the foot.

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