So how do you keep your feet happy and healthy? Learn to listen to them. If they are “barkin”, first be sure you are in the right footwear. Also, follow these tips:
- Get both feet measured every time you buy shoes.
- Be sure there’s plenty of room in the toe box area. Toes should wiggle freely not feel pressured or cramped. There should also be a thumb’s width space between the tip of the toes (especially the longest one) and the end of the shoe.
- Ladies, try tracing your foot on a piece of paper. Next, place one of your “high fashion” shoes over the tracing. It should be pretty clear why your feet hurt.
- Never think that you can “break-in” a shoe. The shoe always wins that battle.
- Always wear the correct footwear designed for your specific sport or activity. All sneakers are not created equal!
Winter is here! It’s time to choose your winter snow boots. It can be easy to try and find boots that are more fashionable. However, when you do this, you are running the risk of choosing fashion over function, sacrificing the important elements of a snow boot. When choosing winter boots, you need to make sure you look at the traction. You don’t want boots that have little to no traction, as this will cause you to slip and slide in winter weather. Your boots should be waterproof or water-resistant and warm. While this seems like a given, many people don’t consider how warm boots will be when it comes to choosing winter boots. Regular spring weather rain boots aren’t going to cut it when the temps drop below freezing and you’re walking on snow and ice. Look for footwear that is insulated, and also make sure you wear great winter socks with the boots. All Winter Boots Should be Comfortable – Try the boots on and see just how comfortable they are. You want winter boots that will not only keep your feet dry and warm but also boots that won’t hurt you.
The team at Soles in Motion wants to thank everyone who has made our first year in our new location a success. It brings us great joy to know we have helped enough people to grow and build a family of happy customers. Our services and products are a great solution to all those who want to be healthier, more active and in less pain.
Submitted by Jen Estabrooks, Co-owner, General Manager, Soles in Motion, 133 Baker Drive, Dartmouth 902-468-7911 (solesinmotion.ca)