It’s warming up outside and summer is almost here.
That may please some of us, but for others it presents a dilemma: What kind of shoes do I wear? Are those flip-flops really safe? Do I need a better arch in my sandals?
At Signature Medical Group, our podiatrists can answer many of your questions. We cover a variety of foot and ankle conditions with your comfort and safety in mind.
When picking out summer shoes, we recommend these tips, courtesy of DuPage Medical Group:
- Choose a well-made sandal with a thicker strap and arched sole for better support.
- Avoid flip-flops with flimsy, thin soles that offer your feet no support.
- Choose a sandal with a bit of a heel and arch support that fits the contour of your foot.
- If you are unable to wear dressy warm-weather shoes, outdoor hiking sandals are a great alternative. Pay extra attention in rough terrain since there is no protection for your toes.
- If you are looking for height, a wedge with a stable base, strong ankle strap and arch support is a good choice.
- Use caution when wearing high stiletto styles with little ankle stability. As heel height increases, stability and safety decrease.