New Shoes: New Year’s Gift for Your Feet

At Step by Step Family Foot Care, we encourage our patients to go through their shoe closet or storage and replace any worn-out shoes with new and comfortable ones. That’s the least you can do for your feet at the beginning of the year!

Did you know that the majority of foot problems faced by people are caused by ill-fitted or uncomfortable footwear? These can be avoided with proper care and frequent visits to your podiatrist.

If you are heading out for shoe shopping, here are a few essential things to keep in mind:

  • One of the most important features of good shoes is the proper heel and arch support. Make sure there is enough padding in the soles and behind the heel area so that your feet are not under any stress or unnecessary weight.
  • There should be enough room in the toe box area for you to wiggle your toes. Tight and small-sized shoes can result in problems like ingrown toenails, bunions, hammertoes, and more.
  • If you fancy high heels, don’t think that you will be deprived of them. Just make sure that they are not higher than two inches and do not push your toes against each other. Also, avoid wearing them for long durations.
  • With snow and chilly weather, the roads and pavements are likely to become very slippery. It is important to watch your step. Also, it would be a wise idea to wear shoes with a strong and firm grip to avoid trips and falls.

If you feel pain or discomfort in your feet or are unsure regarding the kind of footwear you should be wearing, feel free to contact our office in Parsippany, NJ by calling (973) 917-3785 to schedule a convenient appointment. Our board-certified podiatrist, Dr. Debra B. Manheim, will guide you for solutions that are best suited for your podiatric conditions. For more information on podiatry related problems, you can browse through our patient education video library.