During late fall and late spring every year, the Stuart Weitzman brand hosts their biannual trunk shows. Known for their extended shoe sizes, the Stuart Weitzman brand makes shoes in slim, narrow, wide, and medium. Their shoe sizes range from 4 to 12. With some advice from their designers, you can figure out how to properly accommodate your feet. For those with narrow feet, use foam soles to expand the insides of your shoes, and opt for buying medium width shoes. If you have wide feet, try buying continental widths rather than American medium widths, or buy half a size bigger. For those with small feet, look overseas–many Asian countries have smaller sizes. And for those with big feet, Stuart Weitzman designers recommend looking into men’s sizes.
Finding a proper fitting shoe is important in reducing injuries and preventing foot problems.If you are experiencing heel pain or symptoms of plantar fasciitis, visit Dr. Carl Ingrassia of Fords Foot and Ankle Care. Our doctor can treat your heel pain as well as any other foot or ankle condition.
Proper Shoe Fitting
A common concern when it comes to foot health, having properly fitted shoes can help prevent injuries to the foot. Out feet affect our posture and gait, which in turn affects the biomechanics and overall bodily structure. With 33 joints, 26 bones, and over 100 ligaments, the potential for serious injury is much greater than one realizes. Although the feet cease growth in adulthood, they still change shape as they mature. Here are some factors to consider when it comes to investing in properly fitting shoes:
- Be sure the shoes fit correctly right away
- Ensure the ball of your foot fits comfortably in the widest portion of the shoes
- Even though they may look fashionable, improperly fitting shoes can either create adverse conditions or exacerbate existing ones you may already have
- Walk along a carpeted surface to ensure the shoes comfortably fit during normal activity
Keeping in mind how shoes fit the biomechanics of your body, keeping properly fit shoes is vitally important. Fortunately, it is not difficult to acquire footwear that fits correctly. Be sure to wear shoes that support the overall structure of your body. Do your feet a favor and invest in several pairs of well-fitted shoes today.
If you have any questions, please contact our office in Fords, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle injuries.