Today we celebrate National Measure Your Feet Day. That may sound to you like a silly excuse for a celebration.
I invite you to consider the following facts:
If you still think we don’t need a nation foot-measuring call to arms, consider this.
Wearing the wrong shoe size can lead to developing:
Wearing supportive, properly fitted shoes can help you avoid these painful foot problems. So, how can you ensure a proper foot measurement and shoe fitting?
How To Make Sure You're Wearing the Right Size Shoes
Using a Brannock device will give you the best measurement. Thats the silver contraption found in most shoe store. It measures the length and width of your foot as well as the length from the heel to the ball as well. That second measurement is crucial. It determines where shoes bend and flex as you walk.
If you want to replicate this type of measurement at home, here's what you have to do
Using a shoe you already own, find the widest part of your foot.
Note if it is filling out the widest part of your foot, or if it’s closer to the arch of your shoe.
If the widest part of your foot doesn’t line up with the widest part of your shoe, you'll need to wear a smaller shoe size with a larger width.
Your feet are too important to get crammed into ill-fitting shoes! So, in honor of National Measure Your Feet Day, I invite you to make sure they are wearing the right size footwear. If ill-fitting shoes have left you walking with pain, there is a solution! Schedule an immediate appointment to see Dr. Schneider right away!