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Am I Wearing the Right Shoe Size?

There are various ways to determine your shoe size and ensure a proper fit. Using a Brannock device is an effective measuring tool that is found in most shoe stores. However, many people opt to know their shoe size before going to the store and this can be accomplished at home. The first step is to trace the foot on a piece of paper while wearing the intended socks. This is followed by using a size conversion chart and matching the length of the traced foot to its corresponding size. When a shoe fits properly, there is adequate room for the toes to move freely, and the heel and midfoot fit snugly. It is beneficial to measure the feet each time new shoes are purchased. The best time of day to measure the feet is in the afternoon when the feet are at their largest. If you would like more information on how to find shoes that fit properly, please speak with your local podiatrist.

Finding a properly-fitting shoe is important in reducing injuries and preventing foot problems. For more information about treatment, contact one of our podiatrists from Ankle and Foot Centers of Missouri, P.C.. Our doctors will treat your foot and ankle needs.

Proper Shoe Fitting

A common concern when it comes to foot health, having properly fitted shoes can help prevent injuries to the foot. Out feet affect our posture and gait, which in turn affects the biomechanics and overall bodily structure. With 33 joints, 26 bones, and over 100 ligaments, the potential for serious injury is much greater than one realizes. Although the feet cease growth in adulthood, they still change shape as they mature. Here are some factors to consider when it comes to investing in proper fitting shoes:

  • Be sure the shoes fit correctly right away
  • Ensure the ball of your foot fits comfortably in the widest portion of the shoes
  • Even though they may look fashionable, improper fitting shoes can either create adverse conditions or exacerbate existing ones you may already have
  • Walk along a carpeted surface to ensure the shoes comfortably fit during normal activity

Keeping in mind how shoes fit the biomechanics of your body, properly-fitting shoes are vitally important. Fortunately, it is not difficult to acquire footwear that fits correctly. Be sure to wear shoes that support the overall structure of your body. Do your feet a favor and invest in several pairs of well-fitted shoes today.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our offices located in the Greater Kansas City area . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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