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“The two main issues with people’s footwear are poor fit and heel elevation,” says Dr. Hylton Menz, a podiatrist and professor of biomechanics at La Trobe University in Australia. Some of Menz’s research on older adults shows that too-short or too-narrow shoes can lead to foot deformities and increased risk for weakness and falls, as well as growths like bunions, corns, and calluses. 
 
Dr. Hylton Menz
 
 
The healthiest footwear for both older and younger adults should fit well and have a low, broad heel, a thin and flexible sole, and some kind of lace, strap, or Velcro to ensure the shoe stays firmly attached to the foot, he says. Sandals and flats often fit this description, though many don’t. 
 
Source: Markham Heid, TIME Health [5/30/18]
 
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
 
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