After a long day of standing, walking or hiking is your back sore? How about your feet and shins? If so, have you ever considered the quality of your shoes?
If you lead an active life, you likely put a lot of stress on your feet. This is especially true for Joggers or people playing sports. The pressure caused by these activates can lead to a number of foot, leg and back problems. This trauma can be made worse by poorly fitting shoes or shoes that do not distribute the weight correctly over your feet. While orthopedic footwear is not necessary for everyone, for many people a change in footwear can mean the difference between coming home and crashing on the couch or coming home ready to finish the day dancing.
Quality running shoes are designed to provide maximum foot support while still providing exceptional breathability and of course comfort. High tech materials are used to absorb the shock caused by jogging on hard pavement while also providing stabilization for the heel to help prevent ankle injuries. Most also have removable insoles for easier cleaning as well as allowing for adjustments to the shoe by adjusting the insole. Old or improperly fitting running and jogging shoes increase the chance of foot and ankle injury as well as causes more stress on the lower back.
Runners are not the only ones that can benefit from higher quality foot wear. Companies like Aetrex Shoes also make sandals that are made to lower the stress to your feet and back in your day to day activities. High quality sandals often use memory foam as well as removable and adjustable mid-soles, soles and even top-soles.
Stylish casual shoes also make use of these high tech designs and materials to help you stay on your feet all day and still come home ready to remain on the go. Aetrex has developed a line of stylish shoes called Berries. Berries come in Mary Janes, Clogs and Slip-ons. These use memory foam that molds to the shoe of the wearers foot with a comfortable stretchable exterior that has a breathable inner linings that helps protect the feet against bacterial and fungal infections.
While it may be tempting to buy shoes only by looks this can cost you in the long run. Make sure your shoes not only look good but are also well made; its worth the extra cost.