"Zero Drop" may sound like a lame carnival ride, weight maintenance program, East Village bar, or Korean pop band. But they're actually a kind of shoe. And people are into them. Turns out, it's for good reason; according to trainers and even podiatrists, wearing zero drop shoes is something we should all be doing.
|Dr. Emily Splichal
Zero Drop Shoes are the exact opposite of stilettos. "When we talk about a zero-drop shoe, we're talking about the angle between your heel and your toe when it's in a shoe," explains podiatrist Emily Splichal, DPM. Most shoes—heels, sneakers, work shoes, etc.—place your heel higher than your toes, and therefore have some drop. Zero-drop shoes position your toes and heel so that they're level, she explains. This puts your foot in the same position as if you were pawing around with bare feet.
Source: Gabrielle Kassel, Shape [8/19/19]
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
Brought to you by Doctor John A. Hardy, owner of Toronto's foot clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics.