Fallon County Timely-Tips

FC Timely Tips

   Here’s what you need to know to choose foot-friendly shoes.

By Sherry Vogel

   To get the right fit:

   * Try on shoes in the afternoon or evening. Feet swell throughout the day and can be half to a full size larger in the evening than in the morning.

  * If your feet are different sizes, buy to fit the larger one.

  * Have at least 5/8” between your longest toe and the shoe.

   * Test walk shoes on hard surfaces rather than padded floors.

   * Don’t be tied to a particular size. Shoe sizes vary by brand and feet continue to grow as we age – as much as half a shoe size a decade past our 40s.

   (* Main points derived from an article published by the Arthritis Foundation.)