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eWellness: 8 tips for buying shoes that are good to your feet

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Dr KK Aggarwal    10 October 2017

1. Wait until the afternoon to shop for shoes - your feet naturally expand with use during the day and may swell in hot weather.2. Wear the same type of socks that you intend to wear with the shoes. 3. Have the salesperson measure both of your feet. If one foot is larger or wider than the other, buy a size that fits the larger foot. 4. Stand in the shoes. Make sure you have at least a quarter- to a half-inch of space between your longest toe and the end of the shoe.5. Walk around in the shoes to determine how they feel. Is there enough room at the balls of the feet? Do the heels fit snugly, or do they pinch or slip off? Dont rationalize that the shoes just need to be broken in or that theyll stretch with time. Find shoes that fit from the start. 6. Trust your own comfort level rather than a shoes size or description. Sizes vary from one manufacturer to another. Youre the real judge. 7. Feel the inside of the shoes to see if they have any tags, seams, or other material that might irritate your feet or cause blisters. 8. Turn the shoes over and examine the soles. Are they sturdy enough to provide protection from sharp objects? Do they provide any cushioning? Also, take the sole test as you walk around the shoe store: do the soles cushion against impact? Try to walk on hard surfaces as well as carpet to see how the shoes feel.(Source: Harvard Healthbeat)

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