Three Things Make a Good Shoe
- All your shoes should have a relatively low heel with a wide base to give your foot extra stability.
- The shoe should be made by a stretchable material.
- If you can remove the insole or see if there’s a removable orthotic insert already inside, then you have a shoe prepared to keep your feet supported.
Here are a few shoes to stay away from, if you want to maintain healthy feet:
|Flip-flops – “Flip-flops lack arch support, too thin and exposed,” says Dr. Jennifer L Flo.
|Ballet flats – Get rid of all those bendy, formless ballet flats, immediately.
|Stilettos – Most people think stilettos are a great style because it can increase the appearance of their height just by wearing them. But there is a tipping point — seriously. Wearing heels shifts your weight to the balls of your feet, which puts pressure on your foot. This also creates a balance problem: It forces your knees and hips forward, hurting your back and legs.
|Wedges – These shoes have heels which puts pressure on your foot and pushes your body forward.
|Basic Sneakers – These sneakers do have a thicker sole than flats but they are also very flexible, lack of arch support or no ankle support.