PODIATRIST STATES THAT COMFORT IS THE KEY TO SELECTING THE PROPER RUNNING SHOE
posted: Jun 22, 2014.
Podiatrist, Dr. Ian Griffiths states, "how the are you actually supposed to pick a pair of running shoes? It's about comfort. All decisions could and should be based on one main factor in my opinion: comfort. Believe it or not, comfort has been linked to injury frequency reduction and is thought to be the most important variable for sports shoes, and a focal point for any future sports shoe development. We all know that comfort is subjective and subject-specific, so with that in mind, only the wearer can confidently choose the most appropriate shoe for themselves. Be wary of the shop assistant/podiatrist who tells you the exact make and model shoe which is best for you. What one person finds comfortable will differ greatly from another; perhaps this is why some people find that stiff supportive shoes work best for them, and others discover that barefoot running is the answer to their long history of injury woes."
Toronto Foot Clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic clinics has been advising our beloved patients regarding proper foot wear for the individual sport or occasion successfully for many years. If you or a loved one requires honest, competent advice or quality foot care and custom orthotics, please do not hesitate to contact us at 416-465-88737.