Hi, I’m Stacy and today I’m going to give you a few tips on how to choose proper footwear for your summer activities. Choosing the right footwear is an important step in preventing injury and it’s important
to do your research. Recently, a few shoemakers have been sued for false claims about their footwear. One manufacturer
claims their shoe would shape your body, while another claimed it would help strengthen muscles in your feet. Both shoemakers were unable
to prove their claims medically and in some cases actually caused injuries, which clearly illustrate today’s topic, “Do Right By Your Feet.” Don’t focus your search on quick fixes or unprovable unprovable claims. Use the following tips when choosing the right shoe. Number one: define what activity you’ll
be engaging in. No one’s shoe does it all. Shoes are made differently for different kinds of movement. You wouldn’t run a marathon in a tennis shoe. So, you shouldn’t play tennis in a running shoe. The heel of a running shoe is generally much thicker and it can interfere with quick side-to-side motion. This thick heel could cause a painful strain on your ankle. Number two: know your foot Don’t make the mistake of trying to
diagnose yourself. Have a podiatrist or a foot specialist take a look at your foot to determine your walk and gait. Injuries like runner’s knee, plantar fasciitis, and early on set arthritis are just a few problems that can occur from exercising in the wrong footwear. A foot specialist can help you determine what you need to look for in a shoe. Whether it’s cushioning or an increase stability. Number three: support your arch Make sure you have sufficient arch
supports. Our feet carry a very balanced load with each step. A small variation in arch support could mean the difference between feeling
strong or creating potential foreign injury. The arches of the foot are both shock absorbers and balancing mechanisms. Poor arch support can even lead to back strain or spinal injury. So, there you have it 3 easy tips on how to choose the right shoe. Remember treat your feet right and they’ll treat you right. I’m Stacy, thanks for watching and I’ll see you next time.