"It’s important that the shape of the shoe and foot match, especially in the toe box part of the shoe,” says Edgard Nau, DPM, a podiatrist with Manhattan Home Podiatric in New York City. He advises to avoid footwear where the toe box is too narrow or too shallow.
|Dr. Edgard Nau
Here’s a simple way to evaluate whether a shoe fits your foot, both in size and structure: “Draw an outline of your foot standing on a sheet of white paper, and then place the shoe over it,” Dr. Nau says. “If the drawn outline (of the foot) can be seen, the shoe is not a good fit.” It’s a good idea to outline and compare both of your feet since they may not be exactly the same.
Source: Tamekia Reece, Prevention [12/6/17]
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
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