So many people are unaware of the importance of wearing a good pair of shoes. Your shoes support your entire body, so if you get these wrong, you can experience problems throughout your body, including your head and neck. It seems odd to think that your shoes can affect your head, they’re so far apart, but they can.
During this article, we are going to look at the reasons why it's important to wear properly fitted shoes. We are also going to explore the things that you should be looking for in your shoes to ensure that they are good your health.
Aches and pains
The shoes that you wear can be responsible for many different types of aches and pains. Here's a list of the areas of your body that badly fitting shoes can affect:
That's pretty much your entire body, isn't it? It can affect things like balance and the frequency with which you experience headaches. It can affect how fast you wear your joints out and whether you develop painful ligaments.
Yes wearing the right shoes is vital for your overall sense of well-being.
Ok, so what should you look for in a decent pair of shoes?
A good pair of shoes will also offer some degree of ankle support, which will help to prevent things like twisting and over flexing.
The toes need to be flexible, but only in one direction. You should be able to push up on the toes so that they bend back towards the shoe, but when you bend them down towards the floor, there should be no give. This follows the natural movement of the foot.
If you have a high arch, you will also need some degree of arch support. You can buy these separately or you can buy special shoes that are made for people with high arches.
By choosing well-cushioned shoes, the bounce when you walk, such as Rieker men's shoes, you ensure that the pressure passes through the shoe and not through your body. This then reduces the amount of stress on your body caused by walking on hard surfaces.
Follow this advice and you should start to see some of your aches and pains begin to diminish.