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Wearing The Wrong Shoe Size Can Harm Your Health. Here's How To Find The Right Fit

A good pair of shoes can keep you healthy.
03 Apr 2021, 09:00 AM

wearing the wrong shoe size can harm your health. here's how to find the right fit

Image via Skechers Malaysia

Wearing the wrong shoe can harm your body and overall health. Though you may not see the effects immediately, especially at a younger age where you’re fitter, the effects are adverse.

This is why it’s important to wear podiatrist-certified shoes like the Skechers Go Walk Arch Fit. Not only do shoes like that give a great athleisure look, its Arch Fit Technology provides the all-important arch support.

The removable podiatrist-designed shape insole helps to mould according to your foot shape. This comfortable fit can help reduce shock, increase weight dispersion, and evenly distribute pressure under the midfoot.

wearing the wrong shoe size can harm your health. here's how to find the right fit

Image via Skechers

The Skechers Go Walk Arch Fit collection comes in different styles for both men and women, allowing you to be stylish while having better arch support.

Meanwhile, you won’t have to fear slipping out of your shoes mid-walk anymore thanks to the Stretch Fit® slip-on design for sock-like comfort and security. Unlike traditional shoes, they can be quite easy to slip out of too.

The breathable ribbed knit mesh covering your foot also allows air to flow in and out easily, keeping your foot fresh despite long walks. It’s especially great for people with foot odour issues.

wearing the wrong shoe size can harm your health. here's how to find the right fit

Image via Skechers

wearing the wrong shoe size can harm your health. here's how to find the right fit

Image via Skechers

Overall, the shoes are also lightweight despite the many layers of comfort. The responsive ULTRA GO® cushioning and high-rebound Comfort Pillar Technology® are also some of the midsole features for added comfort and support.

For maximum stability, the outsole features a durable dual density traction to prevent slippage. Each shoe is designed with Skechers® and Arch Fit® logo details and is machine washable for easy care.

Now, how do you go about finding the right shoe fit?

#1 Get the right heel cup for maximum comfort

The cup, usually made out of plastic, foam or rubber, can provide support around the heel while relieving pressure. Make sure the shoes grip your heel. Your heel should not slip in the shoes when you move.

#2 Make sure you have great arch support

Shoes such as sandals, slip-ons, dress shoes, high heels, etc. may seem comfortable and fashionable but they don’t usually have great support for your arch. Make sure the insoles are comfortable or you may need to add your own insoles.

#3 Ensure your metatarsals don’t feel pressured either

Your heels and toes also need the right amount of support. Find shoes that have a thick enough layer to help put a spring in your step as this will lessen the amount of strength when you take steps.

Besides that, the thick layer can also absorb the shock from every step you take—reducing the stress on your foot and knees.

#4 Size matters… too big or too small could lead to injuries and pain

When buying shoes, always try them on with socks as that’s how you will usually wear it. When wearing shoes that are too big, you can easily twist your ankle or lose balance and fall.

Meanwhile, shoes that are too tight can lead to issues such as calluses, hammer toe and corns. In some severe cases, you can also develop ingrown nails! So when trying them on, ensure you have room to wiggle your toes.

#5 Don’t bother with the old ‘breaking into new shoes’ method

Shoes should be comfortable the moment you wear them, not after you ‘break into them’. Sometimes you might think it’s okay, it feels uncomfortable now but after wearing them a few times, they will expand and fit better. Experts suggest that you throw out this old school thinking and make sure the shoes are comfortable the moment you try them on.

#6 Remember to walk around in your shoes when you try them on

Just sitting down and trying them on won’t do. Ultimately, you’ll be moving around with them on, so make sure to walk around the shop to make sure the shoes really feel comfortable.

Try on the Skechers Go Walk Arch Fit today!

wearing the wrong shoe size can harm your health. here's how to find the right fit

Image via Skechers

Head over to your nearest Skechers shop to try one on for yourself to see just how great it can support your feet.

Get a pair of the Skechers Go Walk Arch Fit for you and your loved ones today at RM399 at selected Skechers stores or online at Skechers’ official website, Shopee and Lazada.

For more information, visit www.SKECHERS.com.my or their Facebook page.

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