Show Your Shoes Some Love

Show Your Shoes Some Love

We all know that the right pair of shoes can make or break an outfit. But did you know shoes also contribute to foot health? It’s important to take care of your shoes so they can help your feet take care of you!

1…The reason we wear shoes is to protect our feet. Well, sometimes our shoes need protection, too! In doing the hard work of keeping our feet protected, they are exposed to a lot: snow, sand, and everything in between! Using a shoe protector helps shoes last longer and look better. Good Feet recommends Cadillac’s all season water repellent which protects leather, suede, and fabric shoes and you can find it at The Good Feet Store. It can also be used on purses and bags and won’t darken leather.

2…Did you know that shoes have a shelf life? Quality shoe stores replenish their shoe inventory frequently because they know that shoes can break down when left on the shelf for too long. However, many people will keep their shoes for a long time, and combined with the wear and tear that comes naturally from walking, shoes can wear out quickly. Check the soles of your shoes for wear regularly, and notice if you feel a loss of cushioning or support. These could be signs that it’s time for a pair of new shoes.

3…Some people have difficulty bending over, which can make it hard to put shoes on properly. This can harm the shoe. Using a shoe horn can help ease your heel into your favorite pair of shoes–from dress shoes to sneakers.

4…Make sure your shoes are sized properly. If your shoes are too big or too small, your feet and natural gait will create wear patterns in your shoes that can make it uncomfortable for you and harmful to your shoes. Have your feet measured by a professional who can help you determine the width and arch height of your feet–not just the length.

5…Use proper cushions for your shoes. Some shoes come with cushions that lose support more quickly than other cushions, especially if an individual has a unique gait. Replacing cushions at regular intervals will help ensure that your feet always have the cushioning they need. Good Feet cushions are antimicrobial and biodegradable, meaning they’ll help keep your shoes and your feet feeling fresher longer.

Shoes are important, and so is the type of shoes you choose to wear. By taking the time to invest in your shoes, you invest in your feet–and the overall health of your body. Show yourself some love this month by showing your shoes you care.


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