Wearing the Right Shoes Can Prevent Many Foot Problems: MD Podiatrist

Dan Michaels, DPM said the most common question he gets is what shoes he recommends. He said many of the top-selling athletic shoes do not offer the best support.
“One thing you should look for is that the shoes bend at the toes,” Dr. Michaels said. “If you can bend a shoe in half (front to back), that’s not good. Second, if you can twist the shoe a full 360 degrees, that will not offer your feet the best stable support. Third, squeeze the back of the shoe in the heel area. If it collapses when you push it, that’s not good. You need firm heel support.” Dr. Michaels said wearing the right shoes can prevent a host of foot problems.