Podiatrist, Emma Ashdown states, "it's hard to better the men's lace-up Oxford when it comes to shoes. They hold the foot in place. With slip-ons the foot has to keep working to keep the shoe on - the toes dig in all the time which can lead to hammertoes and calluses. Completely flat shoes, like women wear, put too much strain on the Achilles tendon and wearing too high a heel can pull on muscles and lead to problems with the back and hips. The other plus of men's brogues (Oxfords) is they're made of leather, which helps the feet breathe. This means their feet are less likely to smell or develop fungal infections."
One thing that our Toronto foot clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics prides itself with is properly educating our beloved patients about proper foot wear. Many foot problems have their root cause in the choice of improper foot wear. We always try to educate our patients in the importance of feeling good rather than looking good although both can be accomplished simultaneously.
If you or a loved one requires honest, competent advice, foot care or custom orthotics, please do not hesitate to contact us at www.happyfeet.clinic.
Brought to you by Dr. John A. Hardy, owner of Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics.