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SHOE SIZE MATTERS

"Technology has done a lot in terms of advancing shoewear as well as shoefit," says  Howard Osterman, DPM, current president of the DC Podiatric Medical Association and team podiatrist for the Washington Wizards and the Mystics. "What has been lost is that comfort matters. Too many people are buying shoes online and don't really know their size."
 
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Dr. Howard Osterman
 
 
"When the shoe is too tight, it accentuates underlying biomechanical problems such as those that cause bunions or hammertoes. What you wind up is getting an irritation. If you're wearing a shoe that is too large, you get slippages or your toes will grip instead of slide in the shoe, which causes muscle fatigue," says Dr. Osterman.
 
Source: fox5dc.com [5/10/19]
 
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
 
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