Thursday, October 19, 2006

Tread Sensibly

Good advice never goes out of style, especially when it comes to footwear. For your walking regimen the shoe you buy needs to be flexible for the ball of your foot but not the arch. You should also ensure that the heel is cushioned.

Melinda R Reiner, DPM, advises in Bottom Line article “Your Fitness” that people should make shoe purchases in stores with sales staff on hand to help rather than relying on the Internet. There should be a thumbnail’s width between the end of your longest toe to the end of the shoe. When you have your shoes fitted, wait until late afternoon, if possible, because your feet tend to swell during the day.

How do you know when you’re due for a new pair? When the interior padding loses its cushioning and stability which happens when you’ve walked 500 miles in your shoes.

By shopping sensibly, you can make the best of your purchases and you’ll build a stronger business.

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