According to New York podiatrist Dr. Hal Abrahamson of Aadvanced Foot Care Associates, toenails fall off from getting traumatized in the toe box of an ill-fitting pair of sneakers. In order to avoid this, it is important to find the right sneakers!
|Dr. Hal Abrahamson
Dr. Abrahamson dropped some major sneaker knowledge, saying, "I prefer my runners to look for a sneaker that is flexible just behind the toes. The sneaker should be sturdy and not too flexible in the middle of the foot. It should also be made of materials that allow the foot to breathe. The rear of the sneaker should be stiff, especially in the area that surrounds the back of the heel. There should be plenty of shock absorption in the heel as well."
Source: Emily Wallerstein, Real Simple [1/30/18]
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
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