Great thread and I have been thinking about having a podiatrist look at my feet anyways. All summer I walked around in these fit flop sandals. I do believe I have falling arches though. I doubt I wear the correct shoes.
Have you tried going to a specialized lingerie place to buy your bra and have one fitted properly it might be a little more expensive but you might have less hassle getting one to fit you. If you get to know the consultant she can lead you to the right size for you with less hassle. Just a thought.
I hate buying any type of shoe except dress shoes. It is almost as bad as shopping for a bra. It doesn't matter if the walking shoe costs 60-120 dollars it is hard to find shoes that I like AND are comfortable in. Bras are much worse though. I would love to go into a store and find my size and leave. That's what my husband does when he buys briefs. If only life could be so easy!!! I could try on five 38D bras and have all of them fit differently. I dragged my husband into Victoria secrete the other day. I wanted him to experience all the"fun" I would be having.
Hi, I was only thinking of getting a new pair of walking shoes yesterday. A few years ago I injured my ankle and my arch seems to be collapsing every year. My ankle aches every now and then, I have walking shoes but I thought that investing in a better pair would help with a little support. By the way rolling a can under your foot like a spaghetti tin or fruit tin 450gm size 35 times 4 times a day is excellent excercise for your arches and most like massages all the organs in your body, give it a go it feels great anyway. Bye for now. and Thanks for the info.
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Today's Small Change: Start off on the right foot. Choose the Right Shoes Walking regularly is one of the cornerstones of most fitness programs. A great thing about walking is that you need a minimum of equipment to be able to do it. One item you shouldn't skimp on, though, is a good pair of walking shoes. If your sneakers are falling apart, or if all you've got in your closet are high heels, it's time to invest in a new pair.
Walking shoes are designed to support your feet and minimize jarring, and they're well worth the investment. Look for shoes that fit comfortably, leaving a half inch or so in the toe box between the end of your foot and the shoe itself. They shouldn't pinch your heels or be so loose that your foot moves freely as you step. If you have high arches or flat feet, you'll want to select a shoe designed for your type of foot.
Your best option is to buy a new pair of shoes at a specialty shoe shop or a fitness store. You may spend a little more than you would by grabbing a pair at your local superstore, but you're also more likely to get a pair of shoes that fit your type of foot. Your salesperson may want to look at your feet and the wear patterns of the shoes you're wearing to determine what type of shoe will be best for you. He or she may also ask how often you walk, on what surfaces, and for what distances.
If your budget allows, plan to spend $60 to $90 on a good pair of walking shoes. When shopping for shoes, wear the same size and thickness of sock that you plan to wear with the shoes during your walks. You should also plan your shopping trip for the afternoon or evening, since feet swell as the day goes on as well as after exercise.
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