How to Find the Most Comfortable Shoes in the UK

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Raise your hand if your feet hurt.  Oh, you, too?  Way too many people spend days on their feet in pain.  It doesn’t have to be that way; daily foot pain is not normal.

If you have a job that requires you to stand on your feet all day, you probably experience foot pain.  Cashiers, salespeople, nurses, teachers – the list of people who spend hours on their feet every day goes on and on.

All of these people know the importance of wearing comfortable shoes.  You may not be allowed to wear athletic shoes to work, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t wear comfortable shoes.  There are comfortable, supportive shoes available in all sorts of styles.  Read on to learn the keys to finding the most comfortable shoes in the UK.

  1. First, make sure you are wearing the right size.  Just because you are wearing the same size that you have always worn, that doesn’t mean that it is the right size.  It could very well be that the reason your feet hurt is because your shoes don’t fit properly.  I had been experiencing foot pain for what seemed like ages, no matter how many different pairs of shoes I tried. Finally, I went into a specialty shoe store.  They measured my feet and told me that the shoes I was wearing were at least one full size too small and also too narrow.  When I tried on a larger size in a wide width, I couldn’t believe the difference in comfort that I experienced immediately.
  2. Choose shoes that are well constructed.  If you are going to be spending hours on your feet each day, you need shoes have a rounder, wider toe box.  This gives your toes space to move around instead of being cramped into a tiny space.  Look for shoes that have a soft sole, as well.  This will better absorb shock.  Even if you aren’t jumping up and down all day, every step that you take on a hard surface impacts the body. A softer sole will better absorb that impact and reduce the stress on your feet and joints.  Soft materials also help to prevent blisters. A stiff, synthetic fabric will rub on your feet, and you’ll end up with blisters or calluses.
  3. Consider clogs.  Lots of people who work on their feet, like health care workers and food workers, love clogs.  You can find clogs that offer plenty of arch support and come in a variety of styles, including closed-toe, closed-back, and more.
  4. Skip the heels.  High heels force the weight of the body toward the front of the foot.  This means that all of the pressure of the body is concentrated over the tiny area of the toes.  This can cause bunions, hammertoes, and all sorts of foot problems to develop.  Stick with heels that are less than two inches tall.  If you must wear heels, go with a wedge, which does a better job of distributing the body’s weight.

You can find the most comfortable shoes in the UK at Foot Solution.  We carry all of the most comfortable brands in athletic, casual, and dress shoes.  We have a great selection of fashionable and comfortable shoes from brands like Mephisto, Dansko, Ziera, and many more.  If you are living in Plymouth, Glasgow, and Richmond, stop in to Foot Solutions today, and we will make sure that you leave with the most comfortable shoes in the UK.