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The Best Time of Day to Purchase Shoes

Tuesday, 21 February 2023 00:00

Wearing the right shoe size may help to prevent injury. Shoes that fit properly will have adequate cushioning that can support the feet, and most importantly, they are comfortable. It is beneficial to try on and purchase shoes later in the day when the feet are at their largest. This can begin by properly measuring the feet, which can be done by tracing each foot on paper, or by using a Brannock device. The majority of shoe stores have this type of measuring tool, and using it is generally a quick and successful way to determine your correct shoe size. It is beneficial to wear socks that will be worn with the shoes, and walking in them prior to buying them is a good way to determine if they fit correctly. Patients who have foot pain may need to change shoes often, and it is advised that you consult with a podiatrist who can guide you toward wearing shoes that are right for you.

Getting the right shoe size is an important part of proper foot health. Seek the assistance of Dr. Charles Marchese from Manalapan Foot & Ankle. Our doctor will provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Getting the Right Shoe Size

There are many people who wear shoes that are the incorrect size, negatively affecting their feet and posture. Selecting the right shoes is not a difficult process, so long as you keep several things in mind when it comes to choosing the right pair.

  • When visiting the shoe store, use the tools available to measure your foot.
  • Be sure there is ‘wiggle room’. There should be about an inch between your toes and the tip of your shoes.
  • Do not always assume you are the same size, as manufacturers run differently.
  • Purchase shoes later in the day, as your feet swell as the day progresses.
  • If a shoe is not comfortable, it is not suitable. Most shoes can’t be ‘broken in’, and comfort should be the ultimate goal when it comes to choosing the right pair of shoes

As our feet hold our body weight and keep us moving, it is important to treat them right. Picking the right pair of shoes can provide your feet comfort and mobility without pain.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our offices located in Manalapan, NJ, and Staten Island, NY . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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