If you wear the wrong type of shoes, you will end up with blisters, scrapes, or something much worse, such as a foot or ankle injury. We often become more concerned with our clothes but before you even start thinking about outfits, you need to be sure you have the correct shoes to avoid experiencing the above-mentioned injuries.
There are also various ways you could make your shoes more comfortable and that you could wear for a long time be it for walking, working or any other activities.
Break-in new shoes before wearing
We usually buy new shoes when we are going on a trip or if we got hired for a new job. This is fine as long as you break in the new shoes before you wear them for the first time on your trip or on your first day at work.
Podiatrists have suggested to wear the new shoes for an hour or so indoors and if there are any parts of sections of the shoes that feel tight, a shoe stretcher or padding could do the trick. Breaking in your new shoes before wearing them would ensure they are comfortable and accommodate your endless walks. Also, comfortable work shoes would not bother you as you work.
Wear socks, foot socks, or hosiery
Another way you could make your shoes more comfortable is by adding cushions such as socks. Foot socks and or hosiery on the other hand could prevent chafing, effectively avoiding blisters. When you use socks, make sure that you purchase socks that wick moisture.
Not only would it make you feel uncomfortable if your socks are wet from sweat, it could also make your feet smelly and would invite bacteria and fungi. If your feet also sweat a lot, you could purchase foot powder to lessen sweating.
Purchase add-ons and accessories
If your shoes are still uncomfortable even after breaking them in and even after wearing socks, foot socks, or hosiery, you could try gel pads and insoles. Cloth pads are also available but choose gel pads instead since they are durable, washable, and reusable.
For those who are a fan of wearing high heel shoes, follow the style of the Duchess of Cambridge by using insoles to provide maximum cushioning and comfort. Insoles are also available in a range of colors and sizes, as well as being tailored according to shoe style (heel or flat).
Customized orthotic shoes
If all else fails, you could opt for customized orthotic shoes instead. Not only are they comfortable, but they also have various health benefits. These shoes are made-to-measure to your feet and when you are wearing them, your feet and lower extremities are relieved from stress.
These are some of the numerous techniques to improve the comfort of your shoes. These approaches are also worth attempting if you have a pair of trendies, although uncomfortable shoes in your wardrobe that you want to wear. However, remember that you could prevent all of the hassles just by investing in quality footwear.