How to choose anatomical shoes: 4 useful tips
Once upon a time, not many years ago, there was a myth that anatomical shoes were only for those who had specific orthopedic problems. Commonly, for those who were in so much pain that they could not walk. However, it has become clear that the burden on the spine, knees and neck is not a "privilege" of the few. Long hours of standing, something that is a daily routine for many workers, has devastating consequences on the joints and already after a few months warns us of its effects with the first back and ankle pain.
The solution to this problem is not to change job and sit in front of a computer screen all day. The solution is to start wearing anatomical shoes, which are extremely effective in protecting not only the soles but the whole body from the strain it receives due to standing and weight. But what should you look out for when buying the perfect anatomical shoe for you?
Type of anatomical footwear
The first and most important thing to pay attention to is what type of anatomical footwear you need depending on the problem you may have and any other pathological conditions. Thus, there are anatomical shoes for everyday use that provide maximum relief in standing and walking. If you suffer from diabetes, which increases pressure on the lower extremities and causes numbness and ulcers, you will need the second type of anatomical shoes that are tailored to prevent ulcers. Finally, there is the anatomical shoe of the arthritic type, which relieves pain caused by existing deformity in the limbs and joints, such as the so-called knuckle.
A foot that is locked in a shoe for many hours, especially after long hours of standing, tends to swell and sweat. This can cause irritation, sores and rashes on the soles of the feet and toes. If you are particularly sensitive to this condition, then it is good to choose anatomical shoes, which in addition to soft materials, such as natural leather, are also made of latex, which protects sensitive skin from abrasion and prevents allergies and ulcers.
There are so many designs on anatomical shoes, just like on plain shoes. Of course, pointed shoes are generally not available in great variety, as the design can not be considered anatomical, but you can find in addition to the classic round toe and square. What you choose depends on your taste, but orthopedists explain that you can also wear pointed shoes, if you do not have an existing deformity problem. The heel for women is of a similar logic. If you are not going to stay upright for a long time and generally do not feel pain in the ankles, then you can well wear a shoe with a heel up to 5-7 cm.
Pay attention to the number
Buying the anatomical shoe in the right size is very important, since these are work shoes that you will wear for many hours and you should feel completely comfortable. Be very careful when trying them, as the size of the foot changes slightly during the day. Therefore, it is better to try on shoes early in the morning and not in the afternoon, because during the day the feet swell.