4 Reasons Why Comfortable Shoes are Important
Jun 15 , 2021
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With the fast paced world we live in today, it can often feel like we don’t have a minute for ourselves.
Now, throw in a long working day, general errands, looking after children or walking a walk - our feet go through a lot!
Regardless of what your daily agenda is, one thing we can all agree on is wearing comfortable shoes is key, and there’s nothing worse than wearing the wrong shoes as this can make getting through the day very difficult.
On the other hand, almost all of us are guilty of choosing beauty over comfort; it’s quite hard to refuse pretty footwear, even if it makes us feel sore.
But at the end of the day, there’s nothing worse than coming home, finally sitting down and having tired achy feet.
As such, comfortable, durable and supportive shoes can assure your feet are in the best position, and prevent any foot issues that could occur in the long run.
Here are our top 4 reasons why wearing comfortable shoes are important.
1. Prevent Pain
First and foremost, wearing comfortable shoes will no doubt prevent pain later.
Arguably, the best shoes are the pair that don’t cause you any pain - i.e. comfort over style wins every time.
And if your feet feel right, your whole body will feel good.
As such, shoes that are made with quality materials will provide you with better comfort as you’re on the move.
Consequently, squeezing into shoes that are too tight or if they rub can hinder you from day-to-day activities.
As such, shoes should cushion and support your feet whilst fitting well and feel comfortable, otherwise you risk conditions like Morton’s neuroma, which is the thickening of the tissue around the nerve, resulting in burning, sharp pain in the balls of the foot and numbness in the toes.
Therefore, it’s always a good idea to get your feet professionally measured, especially if you’re not sure of your size, and wear shoes according to the activity you’re about to do.
For example, you wouldn’t wear steel toe caps when going for a run, or running shoes when working inside a warehouse.
Simply put, the appropriate shoes will prevent dreaded foot pain.
2. Improve Posture
As obvious as it sounds, it’s still worth mentioning that uncomfortable shoes can stop us from walking properly.
Essentially, if your feet and legs hurt, you won’t be able to keep a straight back.
As a result of not walking properly, this means the natural positioning of the foot is changed which can affect our overall posture.
What’s more, is a bad posture not only looks unappealing, but the curved spine can cause problems with internal organs as they will not be able to function properly, and muscles will suffer from the tension, causing pain.
With that in mind, it’s important to wear comfortable shoes that provide adequate support that aligns your body and distributes the shock from each step appropriately.
To put simply, if your shoes do not support the curves of your feet properly, then the curve in your spine can be impacted and result in both back and foot pain.
In the case that you can’t find shoes that support your arches, you can invest in special insoles designed specifically for your feet, thus ensuring maximum comfort and support.
3. Prevent Long Term Damage
By wearing properly-fitted, comfortable shoes, you’ll no doubt be doing your feet a favour in the long run.
Sometimes, we wear shoes that are a little too tight for us, which causes damage to our feet without even realising.
Then before you know it, you have developed deformities such as bunions, corns or calluses, hammer toe, ingrown toenails and more.
In more severe cases, you can develop peripheral neuropathy from ill-fitted shoes, which is very painful and usually irreversible; symptoms include pins and needles in the feet and the inability to “feel” them.
In the end, uncomfortable shoes means your feet will be left sore and in pain in the long term.
Furthermore, wearing ill-fitted shoes over a long period of time can have a negative effect on your back and knees because of inadequate support and extra strain placed on your feet.
As such, wearing comfortable shoes are crucial to prevent long term damage and injuries.
4. Improve Circulation
If you’re wearing shoes that are too tight, you may find your feet swell more than usual.
The reason being, is that blood flow becomes restricted and overtime, this can cause more serious problems where it affects mobility and disrupts day-to-day living.
Simply, when shoes don’t fit properly, particularly around your toes, blood circulation is affected as your toes are scrunched together inside the shoe.
Moreover, poor circulation in the feet can contribute to health issues such as high blood pressure, varicose veins and nerve damage, as well as cold and numb feet, brittle toenails and dry, cracked skin.
In order to improve circulation, investing in good quality comfortable shoes can promote healthy blood flow when walking or participating in other exercise; ensure they are wide and deep enough, and provide a lot of support around the ankle.
Overall, it’s important to wear comfortable shoes to prevent short term pain and long term damage.
A change in footwear can enable you to walk further for longer periods of time, whilst keeping your feet happy and healthy!
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