Ways to Keep Comfortable Shoes Just That
Its enough of a task to have found and bought that favorite comfort pair. But it really doesn't stop there.
By taking just a few simple short steps they provide extra service for many strides to come.
Most shoes do have a required break-in period, before they start to loosen and
begin to take on some comfort. More so, for dress footwear, for both men and women,
than for casual or walking types. The firmer leathers will gain bending folds
and widening in some cases. It's generally best to consult with the name brand manufacturer
or shoe store first, before buying, so you know what it expect on this when ascertaining the fit.
If the insole has become compressed, it might be wise to replace it. An upgraded insole can mean all
the difference especially if you find yourself in standing postures over prolonged periods. Too, many inserts
that ship with new pairs are of surprising low grade. Some companies, such as Superfeet, manufactures quality inserts but
whichever you choose make absolute sure the fit is proper for your foot.
For mens shoes, a corner heel tap can be placed on the outer wear corner. This, in turn, can affect the positioning of the
shoe as you walk, in particular as the heel hits the ground onward. Of course the more raised the heel, certainly for ladies
stilettos and pumps generally the less comfortable the shoe will be from the get go.
Important: the choice of heel and arch type, and its ability to take wear should be evaluated prior to purchase.
Wearing The Shoes
Shoes should always be worn on a rotational basis. This gives the inner compartment
a chance to ventilate and dry. Depending on the shoe material, and the shoe's
integrated strategy to exit and manage foot moisture, this alone partly determines how long
the shoe will last.
Only walk on concrete and paving if it is really a must. If you are exercising,
choose areas that provide more shock absorption, impacting the foot itself less.
Shoe trees, preferably cedar, can help maintain the desired shape and the shoes should
be stored in an area with at least some circulation.