Shoes absorb impact as we walk, but bad shoes (or no shoes) can throw the whole body out of alignment. If shoes don’t have enough padding or don’t allow for an even stride, pain is almost an inevitable side effect. The ankles, knees, hip joints and lower back can all be affected.
It’s always best to try on shoes in the afternoon as our feet tend to swell during the day. When buying shoes, think of the activity you’re buying them for. If it’s simply meant for your everyday lifestyle, be mindful of whether you need wide fitting shoes, a large toe box or if you require extra support like orthotics built into the shoe.
Certain brands are specifically designed to accommodate foot ailments. 𝐂𝐨𝐬𝐲𝐟𝐞𝐞𝐭 are extra-roomy deep footwear for swollen, painful or wide feet. All their styles have the same extra roomy width fitting (6E for women and 3H for men). Just because you need certain requirements in footwear, doesn’t meant your shoes can’t fit and flatter your feet.