We’ve all experienced the unpleasant sensation of feeling a blister form on your foot while you’re on a long walk. The good news is that blisters are preventable. Friction between your foot and shoe is the most common cause of blisters. For this reason, it’s important to wear shoes that are not only comfortable, but that fit properly and are broken in. A pro tip for making sure you’re buying properly fitting shoes, according to Michael Cunha, DPM, a podiatrist and the founder of Gotham Footcare in New York City, is to try on new shoes at night when the feet are most swollen.
|Dr. Miguel Cunha
“If the shoe feels comfortable at the end of the day, they will most likely feel comfortable throughout the day,” Dr. Cunha says. The best way to break in a pair of shoes, Cunha adds, is to wear them for five days, increasing the amount of time you wear them by two hours each day, then wear them all day on the fifth day.
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.