"Women need to know their foot-type first, and be realistic about expectations of shoe type," says Krista Archer, DPM, a New York-based podiatric surgeon who appreciates both foot health and footwear. It's absolutely necessary that you learn about your own foot before you make a purchase. As Dr. Archer says, "a swooping generalization can't be made" for all feet, so make sure you get yourself checked out if you're experiencing pain.
|Dr. Krista Archer
"The higher the heel, the more severe the slope of the mid-foot, the greater extension of the big toe, the more load going through the ball of the foot, then the heavier the more load is placed on the forefoot," Dr. Archer warns. So do your research on your own foot, and read up on shoes that are good for you.
Source: Justine Carreon, ELLE [5/30/19]
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.