As a boy, William Van Marel, Jr. learned to create traditional Dutch wooden shoes known as klompen from shoemaker Wilhelm Jansen.  Jansen produced and distributed klompen throughout the U.S. during his years in the U.S. Jansen was not only adept at creating the shoes, but fine tuning them to his customers’ needs as well.

Although Jansen is no longer here, Van Marel continues to keep the tradition alive, creating klompen for display purposes. Van Marel displays his works at the Tulip Festival, an annual celebration of the onset of spring and of Dutch heritage.

Proper foot support is important for all people. If you have podiatric concerns, see podiatrist Dr. Brian Tedesco of Complete Foot & Ankle Care. Dr. Tedesco will care for your foot and ankle needs.

The Importance of Proper Foot Support

Walking is an everyday function for both men and women, and in order to keep your body’s balance in order, you are going to need shoes that provide the proper kinds of support. 

Poor foot support can cause pain and discomfort in the lower back, hips, knees, neck and shoulder. It also can lead to emotional stress, and physiological changes in the body. In order to avoid these problems, you must have proper foot support.

The arch is the most important part of the foot, which is where most of the support and balance of your feet lies. The arch of your foot varies in height, and as you age, this height can change. Proper foot support will help musculoskeletal issues, which causes inactivity or disability.

When looking for shoes that give proper support to your feet, you should refrain from wearing ill-fitting shoes.  If footwear is too tight, this can affect the body’s posture, stress, bone deformities, and other foot and back pain. Therefore, it is important that shoes fit well in order to avoid these complications.

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If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices in Reading, MA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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