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PODIATRIST PROVIDES SHOE-BUYING TIPS

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Just as there’s a proper time of day to try on shoes, there’s also best practices for how and how long to try on shoes, according to Jonathan Labovitz, DPM, a professor at Western University of Health Sciences’ College of Podiatric Medicine. It’s important to try them on standing up, as your foot will slide forward as soon as you do, potentially changing the feel of the shoe. 

 

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Dr. Jonathan Labovitz

 

Dr. Labovitz says it’s also important to have a store employee assess the fit of the shoe through checking the positioning of your toes. You want enough width in the shoe for all of your toes to sit comfortably, and enough length for your longest toe (even if that’s your second toe) to be able to stretch out.

 

Source: Clare Varellas, thehealthy.com


Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News


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