Thursday, July 23, 2009

Summer Shoes

Confused about what shoes you should be wearing this summer? We all know that flip-flops are the worst thing you can put on your feet, so what other shoe options are there and what problems do they cause?

  • Gladiator and Strappy Sandals cause irritation between toes, callus and dead skin build-up around the heels, and a lack of support and shock absorption. The solution is to select natural materials such a soft, supple leather; ensure proper fit with no toes or heels hanging off the edge.
  • Wedge and Espadrille Sandals can cause an ankle twist or sprain and instability and difficulty walking. Try a wider, flatter wedge; rubber sole with good
  • Peep-toe Sandals create loads of pressure on the tootsies as well as bunions and hammertoes. Try wearing for short periods of time and insert Giovanna Toe
    Cushion by Heaven4Toes, an APMA accepted product.

Dr. Tina A. Boucher, DPM
Central Connecticut Foot Care, LLC

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