How Supportive Shoes Benefit Your Health

How Supportive Shoes Benefit Your Health | Walking Mobility Clinics Waterloo

We spend almost half of our lives sleeping, so of course we buy supportive, comfortable mattresses. Having a great mattress means getting a great night’s sleep, so it’s a worthwhile investment. But few people consider this when it comes to their shoes. From running errands to exercising to traveling and everything that we do in between, we spend a lot of our lives on our feet as well, so supportive shoes are important.

1. Great arch support & more

A great pair of shoes will give you good arch support, but that’s not all. Shoes with good support are designed to cushion your heels as well, which can help to realign your foot. Without proper alignment and support, you could develop foot issues like flat foot and plantar fasciitis.

2. Reduce foot pain

The support that comes with a great pair of comfortable shoes means that you’ll no longer have sore feet at the end of the day. If you work on your feet, this is particularly important. A great pair of shoes will not only give you the arch and heel support that you need to be pain-free, but they’ also shouldn’t rub against your feet inside the shoe.

3. Encourage blood flow

A lot of people with diabetic nerve pain find relief in a good pair of shoes. Even if you don’t have diabetes, having the right support and a properly fitting pair of shoes allows the blood to flow in your feet and improve your circulation.

4. Solve foot problems

A wide range of foot problems are caused by wearing improper shoes, so a lot of these problems can be fixed simply by switching up the shoes you wear regularly. If you have bunions, ingrown toenails, blisters, calluses and more, all of these foot problems can be solved (or prevented) by wearing a great pair of supportive shoes.

At Shoetopia in Waterloo, Fergus and Mount Forest, we carry a wide range of shoes that can offer great foot support for your comfort and health, like New Balance, Mephisto, Finn Comfort and Birkenstock.