Uncomfortable shoes don’t have to be a fact of life. They can be easily fixed — or prevented in the first place.
“One of the things I see the most is people are wearing their shoes too long and there’s no support left in the shoe,” says Dr. Michele Colon, a California podiatrist and co-founder of 34 Minutes Shoes — which specializes in comfortable and fashionable shoes for women. Dr. Colon also advises you to make sure you aren’t buying shoes that don’t fit you right. “A lot of women try to squeeze into a smaller size,” she says. “And sometimes a lot of our older patients buy shoes that are too big because they think it’ll be more comfortable.” Both are recipes for shoe disasters.
So what can you do to make shoes more comfortable? The secret is kind of a mix of an ounce of prevention and a pound of cure. Here are some possible solutions.
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