If you have a summer trip on the horizon, but plan on investing in some new shoes, make sure that you make time to break them in before you take off! The last thing you want is ill-fitting shoes or blisters while you’re trying to enjoy your time. Our podiatrist near Richardson, TX, gives some tips for breaking in shoes and how to tell if they’re just not the right fit.
Since ill-fitting shoes will never truly be broken in, it’s crucial that you find shoes that are perfect for your feet. If your new sneakers are tight around the toes, don’t assume that they will stretch out over time. They can end up causing pain, hammertoes, or other foot problems. When you buy your shoes, make sure that there is enough room around the toes, the heel doesn’t slip when you walk, and they feel good to wear! If you have shoes that fit properly, the break-in period should last only a few days.
Your feet swell throughout the day, so it is recommended that you try on shoes in the evening to get the most accurate fit. If the shoes are comfortable when your feet are larger, they’ll also be comfortable at other times during the day.
Some shoes are harder to break in than others. Soft, flexible shoes such as exercise shoes and sandals do not require as long of a break-in period as stiffer shoes, like dress shoes or high heels. Keep this in mind when you pick out your shoes and plan the days leading up to your vacation departure. If you do choose stiffer shoes and develop blisters, use an anti-bacterial gel and place a band-aid over the area. Avoid wearing the shoes until the blister has healed. When you try again, consider preemptively placing pads on your heels to prevent future blisters.
The information provided in this article is not meant to be medical advice and is for educational purposes only. If you would like to learn more about hammertoe and other topics related to podiatry, feel free to contact Dallas Podiatry Works, with a convenient podiatry office near Richardson, TX, by calling 972.564.8556 or by clicking here.
The doctor has great “bedside manners” when talking to patients. Great staff and comfortable atmosphere.
The staff at Dallas Podiatry Works could not have been more courteous, helpful, and professional in doing their job. They made me feel comfortable when I was there, which is certainly appreciated. They answered all the questions that I had and just made each visit the most pleasurable that it could be. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing this type of foot care.
I would highly recommend Dr. Brook to anyone with foot problems–especially problems that stump other podiatrists. He really is very caring and very knowledgeable.
Dr. Joel Brook and the staff were nice and helpful. Though I was a new patient, I got right in as soon as they were open in my preferred location. They diagnosed the problem and provided medicines along with a perfect gel bandage so I could keep exercising while my toes healed. My toes already hurt less and look a little better each day. If I have future issues, I will be a repeat customer. Here’s hoping I don’t, but at least I know my feet are in good hands.
I visited this office for an ingrown toe nail a few years ago. After seeing another doctor, who made it worse, he referred me to Dallas Podiatry Works. The doctor there was able to fix my problem. I’m not great with reviews, all I can tell you is that this doctor and staff will have you up and running or doing whatever it is you do in no time. You will be in great hands. You’d be a fool not to use this doctor. Now its time to visit him again for the other toe.
Been having bad ankle pains for 6 months was referred here and it was a great visit ladies in the front desk medical assistants and the Doctor were all very friendly and make you feel very comfortable.
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