07 Apr How to choose the right shoes?
Apart from being difficult, many people consider resisting trends unnecessary as well. Of course I’ll follow fashion trends, why do they exist if not to follow them?!
I want to be like others, preferably to wear branded shoes, I do not feel good in cheap shoes. Comfort? Why is it important anyway? I don’t have time to think about it now.
These sneakers are so cool, they go with jeans awesome. High-heeled shoes? Yuck, maybe only on prom, otherwise – no way.
On the other hand, big companies require dress code which imposes high -heeled shoes making the legs look slimmer. At the end of the day, our feet are numb and we are often not even able to take off our shoes on our own. Spare shoes in our bag are waiting for that specific moment when the pain is already so unbearable that there is little difference whether to stay barefoot or take a risk and change our shoes.
One rule follows the other, and the feet suffer and imperceptibly bend, deform, bump. Only then do we decide to take matters into our own hands and buy the right shoes for our suffered feet.
But what is the right footwear anyway? Ballet flats, orthopedic heels, moccasins, flip flops, platform heels, high-heel sneakers? We ask ourselves this question every day, often unwilling to accept the answer. Do shoes really cause bunions?
Imagine walking on the grass barefoot. The soles bend freely on the surface and muscle bundles perform their natural function of shortening and stretching while we walk or stand. Everything is in perfect harmony because there is nothing that could tame the muscles and joints of the feet.
But, unfortunately, we don’t walk barefoot. There are so many different shoes that restrict the foot muscles from moving freely. Being in such an enclosed space like a prisoner, they lose the lightness and softness of movement. Gradually, they become stiff and weak, while the muscles lose their function.
The stiffer the shoe, the harder it is for the foot to maintain its normal, natural shape. It tries to maintain its flexibility inside, but 8 hours in one and the same position is not easy. But, who thinks about the feet anyway.
The longer we are in an unnatural position, the harder it is to regain the natural shape of our feet later. Therapies can improve the shape and functionality of our feet, but do not rely on miracles if you have neglected them for years. The feet remember every negligence and carelessness and they give us blisters, bunions and corns in return.
Choose wisely. The shoes should be made of natural material, they should be soft, spacious enough and flexible. The height of the heel should be between 2 and 6 centimeters. It is an ideal base which, apart from your feet, naturally relaxes your spine as well. Avoid flip flops, especially those of you who have someone with the bunions in your family. I advise men to wear comfortable shoes or sneakers with enough space inside them to move the thumbs and other toes. As for the girls who can’t resist wearing high heels, the advice is to have spare shoes with a lower heel or sneakers in the bag. And walk barefoot whenever you have the opportunity: inside the house, on the beach, grass, pebbles … Do exercises with your feet while lazing around and watching TV, ask someone in your family to gently massage your soles.
Nourish your feet and take a look at them more often during the day. It will give you in return the ability to walk with ease, without pain and ugly bumps.