Health Tip: Shopping for Shoes11/04/10
(HealthDay News) -- Wearing shoes that don't fit can contribute
to a long list of foot problems.
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons suggests how to
choose the right footwear and keep your feet happy:
- Always measure both feet each time you go shoe shopping.
- Try on shoes late in the day, when the feet tend to be a bit
- Women should opt for heels that are no higher than 2 1/4
- Make sure the shoes fit properly in the heels and the toes,
with 1/2 inch of space between the shoe and your longest toe.
- Try on both shoes to be sure that they fit comfortably on both
feet. Opt for the size that is most comfortable on your largest
- Walk around the store with both shoes on to make sure the fit
is comfortable. Don't count on "breaking them in."
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