Did you know that lots of people walk around every day in shoes that do not fit their feet properly? Wearing the wrong size shoes can cause huge problems for your feet, leading to insufficient support and cushioning, as well as crushing the bones and joints.
Many people assume that once they have reached adulthood, their feet will not grow anymore. However, this is not necessarily true and our feet can change for many reasons, including:
- Weight gain
- Weight loss
- Medical conditions such as cellulitis, cirrhosis of the liver and congestive heart failure.
The Wrong Shoes Can Cause Foot Pain
Wearing shoes that are not properly fitted to your feet can cause major foot pain such as bunions, hammertoes, ingrown toenails and flat feet. All of these conditions can be caused or worsened by shoes that do not offer good support or are not the right shape for the foot inside them.
Our feet work very hard to carry us around all day, and support our body weight throughout our lives. For this reason, it is vital for us to take care of them well to ensure that we are able to continue exercising into old age. The feet contain more bones and joints than any other part of the human body, so it’s essential to look after them to prevent injuries and damage.
How To Get Your Feet Measured
- Visit an expert. Professional shoe fitters are experienced and skilled at measuring your feet and helping you to select the best options for your lifestyle. Here at Foot Solutions, our fitters will help you to find shoes that make your feet feel more comfortable, and can help to relieve the pain of existing foot conditions with custom insoles if necessary.
- Wait until the end of the day. Feet will always be larger at the end of the day, due to swelling and warmth, so it is a good idea to leave your shoe shopping until the end of the day to be sure that your shoes will always fit you comfortably.
- Don’t compromise. With our new ranges of shoes that are comfortable and supportive, you don’t have to compromise on style to prevent foot pain. We can help you to find shoes for work, leisure and training that are supportive and protective, and we know that you will feel the difference straight away!
Find Comfortable Shoes in Ireland
Wearing ill-fitting shoes can cause many foot problems, especially if you have an underlying health condition such as diabetes. Pop into Foot Solutions today to meet our professional fitters and find the best footwear for your feet. Treat your feet to the shoes they deserve today!