Sandal Savvy

Here are a few tips on finding and fitting those hot weather sandals:

  • Shop for your sandals at midday or towards evening. Feet tend to swell during the day, so it makes sense to fit new footwear when your feet are at their largest.
  • Don’t just put on one shoe when testing. Put them both on and walk around in them to test for comfort
  • Sandal straps should “give” slightly during walking. They should never pinch or rub the skin.
  • The sole of the foot should be a snug fit on the sole of the sandal. Neither your heel nor your toes should hang over the edges.
  • Opt for lower heels. They provide a natural posture, thus helping to avoid aches and pains.
  • Wear the sandals. Don’t go barefoot, which can cause cracks in the skin leading to infections and plantar warts.

Alexandra Buk, DPM

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