Choosing your exercise shoes!

Picking your shoes is extremely important, especially if you're trying to get healthy for the summer! Here are some common mistakes we make when picking the right shoes:

1.) Getting whatever is cheap - Anything that is good is never cheap and anything cheap is never good. Anythign with a flimsy insole or unfirm heel cup can lead to problems down the line.

2.) Wearing them too often - Some people use their workout shoes as their "all purpose shoes". Wearing them too often will wear them out and lead to pressure spots that cause calluses or heel pain.

3.) Wearing them too long - Shoes should have a 1-2 year shelf life. Although you may have "broken them in" the constant wear on the sole can make them ineffective at supporting your weight.

If you or anyone you know islooking for a good pair of shoes, visit us at Gentle Touch Foot Care, your insurance my cover it at no cost to you. A podiatrist is the only person that is trained in a specialized field in medicine for anything concerning the lower extremity, foot and ankle, that’s why it is important for you to visit your podiatrist if there are any problems concerning your feet. If there you have any other questions feel free to contact Dr. Theall’s and Dr. Saleh’s Gentle Touch Foot Care office for all your foot and ankle needs and concerns at 973 673 – 3668.