You may be wearing incorrectly fitted shoes and simply not be aware of this. Whatever the circumstance, here is how you can help to ensure your shoes fit correctly.
Here are some tips to help ensure your shoes fit correctly.
Pain is the most obvious signal that your shoes are ill-fitting – does taking your shoes off give you relief? This is your biggest clue!
Look for around 1.5 centimetres of space ideally. Remember, your big toe may not always be your longest toe.
Check how your shoes move with your feet when walking on carpet, tiled areas or other surfaces – your heels shouldn’t move inside your shoes on any surface.
This should match where the ball of your foot sits, that is, the widest part just before your toes.
Ideally have your feet measured before buying shoes – preferably at the end of the day, as this is when your feet are at their largest.
A podiatrist is able to assess whether your current shoes fit correctly and make recommendations if not. When in store, ask to be professionally measured and fitted before buying any shoes.Content sourced from Australian Podiatry Association