Western women tend to select shoes based on criteria that have little to do with a shoe’s primary functions. Colour, shape, aesthetic qualities and fashion trends are among the first selection criteria, which is a serious mistake. Here is some useful advice to help consumers with choosing shoes.
High-heeled shoes, ballet shoes, delicate shoes, and platform shoes can all damage your feet, especially during the period of growth. Young girls should be encouraged to wear good shoes throughout their entire growth phase.
Generally, sandals (and in particular, “babouches,” also known as flip-flops) offer no support and no stability. Worse still, such shoes increase the risk of injury, warts, and infection. Certain specialized sandals are better than others. Still, the best preventive strategy is to wear sandals only for social events and activities, and closed shoes for activities during which feet need proper support.
Boots can cover the ankle and part of the lower calf. They are mostly used to protect feet against cold and moisture. Certain types of boots provide no support and no protection; feet may joggle a lot and continuously in them. The chosen type of boots and size must provide maximum support and stability. As needed, thick socks can be worn in boots that are slightly too big. The same applies to rain boots.
Sports shoe designers have innovated greatly in the last two decades. This surge of innovation has introduced more gizmos and useless gadgets than useful additions to shoes. Make sure you are getting good advice.
Several scientific studies show that inappropriate shoes are the main cause for a number of foot conditions: irritation, blisters, infections, corn, callus, and pain. Take great care when choosing shoes; they should be adapted to your needs and fit properly.