Choose your solemate
WHEN your feet ache, all of you aches. Worse, wearing the wrong shoes can damage your feet, give you backache and make you feel miserable.
So, if your last few pairs of shoes have given you nothing but misery, check out these tips for buying comfy shoes.
Although shops are quieter in the morning and you can get sales assistants to help you find your size, the fact is that feet tend to expand throughout the day.
If you shop in the morning, your feet will be at their smallest size, so a shoe that feels snug then will feel tighter after lunch. something that fits properly. If you have wide feet, look for brands that size shoes according to width as well as length.
A smooth sole looks pretty, but it also makes the shoe slippery and you will find yourself curling your toes and trying to “grip” the ground as you walk.
There is a simple solution – get a cobbler to roughen the sole for you or add on some slip- proof extras.
Whole insoles help improve your overall comfort as they absorb the shock of footfalls. Arch supports are essential if you have low arches.
How can you tell if you have low arches? Look at your footprint after a shower. If you see the whole foot rather than the typical print with the centre bit cut out, chances are you have an arch problem. If you are not sure, consult your doctor.