Summer is here and if you’re ready to jump in feet first, be sure you’re wearing the right shoes. A podiatrist at Baylor College of Medicine offers tips on finding the right shoe for different types of summer vacations. “The type of vacation you go on will determine the type of shoe you need,” said Dr. Ronald Lepow, assistant professor in the Joseph Barnhart Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Baylor. In general, shoes depend on the type of activity rather than the weather.
|Dr. Ronald Lepow
When you set out to find the right shoe, try going in the afternoon hours after you have been on your feet. Because your feet tend to be swollen at the end of the day, this will help you find an appropriate shoe that accommodates this swelling. Any shoe that you purchase should be broken in a couple of weeks ahead of the trip. To do this, Lepow suggests walking around the house in the shoes, massaging leather shoes, bending your shoes, and using shoe inserts to stretch the shoe.
Source: Dipali Pathek, bcm.com [6/19/18]
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