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Why Wearing the Right Shoe Matters

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Justin Maakhttps://www.resticmagazine.com
I cover business topics for Restic Magazine. I have a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University and live in New York City. I’ve previously reported for USA Today, Business Insider, The San Francisco Business Times and San Jose Inside.

People tend to pick shoes for one of two reasons: Fashion or price. Comfort is usually tossed in there, but only on the surface level. That’s not exactly healthy.

While it’s nice to have the most fashionable shoes at the party or to get something that works well without breaking the bank, but if those shoes are designed in a way that promotes a healthy posture, shock absorption, and breathability, you can experience long-term health issues because of them.

Several issues can stem from wearing poorly designed or improperly fitting shoes. Let’s go over them.

Foot and Knee Pain from Shock and Pressure

Have you ever gotten off work and felt as if your knees and feet were just about ready to give out, or maybe a beautiful day at the zoo with your family had to be cut short a few hours in because your feet felt like needles were poking through them?

This is because of the constant pressure walking on hard surfaces puts on your feet. Each step, in an improper shoe, applies large amounts of sudden pressure on the soles of your feet. After a while of constant walking, it becomes unbearable.

What’s more is that it travels up your calves and affects your knees, too. Not only can this affect your day, but it can create long-term knee problems. Think of all the problems runners have, but in a slower, less noticeable way.

Getting a pair of shoes with well-made inserts can reduce or eliminate this issue.

Back Pain

Poorly made shoes affect much more than your knees and feet. Unless a shoe provides proper support, your posture will be off. This can cause back problems in several ways. First, it can cause you to slouch slightly as you naturally try to redistribute your weight, and this puts constant pressure on your spine. Over time, your back will start to ache from this pressure.

Bad posture also makes you more prone to injury if you’re in a situation where you’re bending or lifting objects. The slight bend in your back as you struggle to balance properly and distribute your weight evenly can easily lead to pulled muscles.

To ensure you have proper posture, look for shoes that provide arch support, ankle support, and a proper fit. Your shoes should be snug but not too tight, and any inserts included should be soft when stepped on, but not so soft that you feel like you’re walking on pillows.


Finally, shoes that aren’t fit properly or throw off your posture make you more prone to injury. We mentioned the risks of lifting or bending in poorly-made shoes, but they can also make it much easier for you to fall or slip with unpredictable consequences.

Get Your Shoes from Becker’s

Of course, you can always guarantee that you get a high-quality pair of shoes that reduce your chances of dealing with all this by simply buying from Becker’s.

At Becker’s Best Shoes, we have the highest quality shoes from the top brands!

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