We all love our designer wear and high heels, but at the same time, most of us do know the pain that shoes can cause. In a series, we had talked of the shoes that hurt the feet the most, but have you ever recognized how? Every pair of shoes you wear has its pros and cons, although we go by the looks and tend to ignore the cons more than often. Here is a close take on how your shoes are unhealthy for your feet, with ideas to avoid the same.
Restriction of feet movement: Feet, just like your hands and palm, need a lot of movement, using the muscles and bones, and if you are wearing shoes that are not allowing the same, you might be hurt. Although it seems one hour in tight shoes is not to hurt, the damage can be more than extreme. Don’t let fashion restrict the movement and flexibility of the muscles by any means.
Restriction of arc movement: If you are wearing a pair of shoes which are too tight or laced at the maximum, it is likely that you are reducing the arc movement, which can be pretty dangerous in the long run. Make sure your laces are done at best and if the shoes are too tight, skip them for regular needs. Doctors have time and again pointed out on how shoes can be the reason for many feet damage, so it’s best to check the comfort while buying.
Restriction in material use: We all know leather is decent for feet, although at our blog, we strongly condemn animal cruelty. What you may not know is the fact that leather does have a coating or layer of synthetic material that is meant to make the shoes more durable. Quite obviously, the flexibility of the material is reduced, which can create stiffness that’s harmful for the feet.
Don’t go extreme high: Many women are known to be attracted to high heels, which have been one of the many reasons why some heels are priced so high. While medium heels and kitten models are worth a check and do take care of the arch, the highest heels over 5 inches are not something you would want. Maybe once in a while a pair of six inches heels is not going to kill you, but for daily wear at work and parties, skip them for sure.
Don’t go extreme flat: If those high heels are damaging, those flip flops and sandals are not good either. Extreme flats can reduce the support to the feet, and thereby, you stand the chance of damage of skin and burning of feet. Experts tell barefoot is the best option, but that’s not practical and the flats aren’t a replacement either.
Stick to shoes that define your style and yet don’t go low on the comfort level. Also, avoid extreme pointed shoes they tend to limit those legs that are wider and need space for the fingers, especially the thumb.