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New Years Eve Shoe Selection

By Pedram A. Hendizadeh, DPM, FACFAS

New years eve is just around the corner. Are you stressing about what to wear? More importantly are you stressing about what shoes to wear so your feet are in killing you at the end of a holiday party? Many women suffer from bunions and hammertoes, heel pain, Achilles tendinitis, or even athletes foot or some of the common problems they see with shoe gear.

Most podiatrist will tell you to wear flats and a wider shoe to have comfort. shoe selection

We know in today’s day and age that is not practical. A good option is to wear wedge Heels which are fashionable these days. Wearing a shoe that has a deeper toebox will allow for swelling. And a shoe that generally gives you support is also important to consider. When shopping for shoes you may consider going towards the middle or the end of the day when feet are a little bit more swollen. If you buy shoes earlier in the day you may buy a pair that’s too small for you. Remember going to these holidays parties includes having typically foods that are rich in salt and fat and an occasional alcoholic beverage which will swell your feet.

If you do suffer from painful bunions or hammertoes you certainly should consider a flatter shoe that’s much wider. There are brands that have more fashionable shoes these days giving women more flexibility and options.

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