Choosing the right winter shoes

As the cold weather comes charging in this winter our sandals and thongs get replaced with enclosed shoes. Often old shoes harden with age or no longer fit our feet as well as previously. When choosing enclosed footwear there are several important things to consider:

  • Having an adequately wide upper with minimal seams minimises they risk of blistering to the skin. The width also reduces the risk of nerve irritation, which most commonly occurs due to compression.
  • Strong, supportive midsoles reduce the load on the muscles of the feet and lower leg.
  • Adequate cushioning for shock absorption minimises the overload on the joints of the feet, ankles and knees.
  • Make sure your shoes have plenty of grip. Slippery patches on the wet, dewy ground can lead to an unwanted fall.

For footwear questions or general advice about your feet come visit one of our podiatrists. Call our clinic at (07) 3823 5423 to book an appointment.