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The Importance of Proper Footwear

Our feet take us from one place to another. Our feet give us the freedom to jump, run, and dance. Needless to say, we rely heavily on our feet to help us get through the day. Because foot health is not often talked about, many people forget how important it is to take care of our feet. An easy way to ensure your foot health is at it’s prime now and will be in the future is by choosing the right footwear. Let’s discuss how you can take better care of your health through proper footwear.

A human’s foot consists of 26 different bones, along with muscles, joints, ligaments, and tendons. With your feet supporting your weight and pounding the ground on a day-to-day basis, it is best to protect them with the help of shoes. Proper shoes have the ability to protect all parts of your feet from wear and tear and potential bone owing.

How Proper Footwear Impacts Your Health

man with running shoesYou can protect your feet, inside and out, with proper footwear. High quality shoes lessen the risks of potential wear and tear of tendons and ligaments, as well as bones owing due to shock absorption.

Wearing well-fit shoes can benefit your health. With shoes that properly fit your feet, you are able to better your balance and posture. Posture is very important as your back is what supports your upper body, this means that proper footwear doesn’t just assist your foot health but also your spine! Having well-fit shoes also helps in preventing ankle injuries as well.

The Pros to Wearing Good Quality Footwear

  • helps balance your body
  • allows for extra space for your toes to flex while in set place
  • protects feet from elements such as water, germs, etc.
  • prevents injuries
  • lessens the amount of friction between ground and feet
  • lessens the risks of diseases such as athlete’s foot, etc.

No matter what your lifestyle entails, having comfortable, well-fit, and proper footwear is an investment worth making! Take care of your feet now so that in the future, you can continue to live a life of adventure and freedom.

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