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  • 8 Tipps für gesunde Füße

WHAT HEALTHY FEET NEED

Our feet. They carry us through life: our daily work tasks, when we go shopping, on holiday, at trade fairs, on city trips and at festivals.

8 Tips

FOR HEALTHY FEET

1 THE CORRECT SIZE

Not only children’s shoes, but men’s and women’s footwear should also fit properly. The toes must have roughly a thumb’s breadth of space from the shoe tip when walking, but the feet must not be allowed to permanently slide back and forth.1 When buying or trying on shoes, remember that the feet swell over the course of the day. It is a therefore better to try shoes on in the afternoon.2

2 THE CORRECT WIDTH

Anyone who permanently wears footwear that is too tight may develop “Cinderella syndrome”, where the metatarsal bones shift laterally, leading to a widening of the foot. The result is that many shoes become uncomfortable and too tight to wear. Bunions (hallux valgus) may also develop.3

3 FLAT SHOES

When wearing high heels or other high shoes, the metatarsus is excessively stressed and squashed into the narrow tip of the shoe. This can also lead to splayfoot and fallen arches, chronic pain and bunions (hallux valgus).4 That’s why we recommend changing between flat and medium-high heels.5

4 CHANGE YOUR SHOES

It is recommended to regularly change between different shapes of footwear and styles to ensure your feet are exercised in different ways. This also counteracts strain on muscles, ligaments, bones and the spine on one side of the body.

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5 STURDY SHOES FOR LONG WALKS

Up the next mountain in flip-flops? Not a good idea. Flip-flops provide no support to the foot and leave it to do all the work: namely to absorb shocks. However, shoes with an integrated shock absorption system relieve and relax the spine.

6 FOOT GYMNASTICS

If possible, remove your shoes during the day and exercise your toes or try to pick up a pen from the floor with your toes.

7 DRY YOUR FOOTWEAR THOROUGHLY

Wet shoes can encourage the development of foot diseases such as athlete’s foot. Therefore, if the inside of the footwear also gets wet, it is best to stuff it with newspaper to dry it. But always do this based on the shape of the footwear, so that the shoe does not unintentionally expand or become misshapen. If the inside of the shoe interior is very wet, replace the newspaper after a few hours.

8 GO BAREFOOT AGAIN

It is a wonderful change for muscles in the foot and the many small receptors in the soles of our feet when we go barefoot. A wide variety of surfaces can be felt with the soles of our feet in the many “barefoot parks”. That sounds delightful!