San Francisco-based footwear brand Freda Salvador, founded by Megan Papay and Cristina Palomo-Nelson, is interested in representing a kind of footwear that combines elements of both design and comfort. “We wanted the shoes to speak for themselves and be beautiful and be incredibly designed and just interesting,” Palomo-Nelson said. “And once you put them on, and we were wearing them for a couple hours, you would have this fun element of surprise, ‘Hey, my feet don’t hurt!”

Proper fitting shoes are essential for runners. For more information about proper shoe fitting and its benefits consult with Dr. Roy A. Rothman, DPM of Florida. Our doctor will provide you with the information to help answer all of your questions.

Proper Shoe Fitting

A common concern when it comes to foot health, having properly fitted shoes can help prevent injuries to the foot. Out feet affect our posture and gait, which in turn affects the biomechanics and overall bodily structure. With 33 joints, 26 bones, and over 100 ligaments, the potential for serious injury is much greater than one realizes. Although the feet cease growth in adulthood, they still change shape as they mature. Here are some factors to consider when it comes to investing in properly fitting shoes:

  • Be sure the shoes fit correctly right away
  • Ensure the ball of your foot fits comfortably in the widest portion of the shoes
  • Even though they may look fashionable, improperly fitting shoes can either create adverse conditions or exacerbate existing ones you may already have
  • Walk along a carpeted surface to ensure the shoes comfortably fit during normal activity

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Debrary, FL. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot ankle injuries.
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