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The College of Podiatry in the UK claims that human foot size has increased by at least two shoe sizes over the last forty years. In the 1960s, the average size for a foot was a 6 or 7, with the average woman’s foot size being 6.5.  In modern times, women’s foot sizes are at least 8.5 to 9 while men’s sizes have increased drastically, ranging from 10 to 12.  

The increase in shoe size largely has to do with the improved diet that people currently have. As the years go by, the health trends have been going upward, leading to a larger size in general. Unfortunately, the size increase also adds the risk of adverse foot conditions, especially if someone is not wearing the right shoe size.

All people should worry about finding shoes that are the right size any easier. For more information, see podiatrist Dr. Brian Tedesco of Complete Foot & Ankle Care. Dr. Tedesco will treat your foot and ankle needs.

Getting the Right Shoe Size: How To Keep Your Feet Happy

Are your shoes the right size? Many people are walking around with ill-fitting shoes. Picking the right shoe size is not rocket science, but there are a few things to remember when selecting your next pair.

  • Make sure your toes are not cramped
  • Be able to wiggle your toes
  • There should be one inch between your toes and the shoe’s tip

Most shoe stores and department stores have rulers for measuring your feet, and these can give you an exact size. Be sure to measure with your shoe on. Measuring your foot will give you a different size than your shoe. If you do measure your foot size, you will need to add 1-2 inches to get the proper sizing.

If your shoes are not properly sized, you can experience:

-foot pain
-knee pain
-blisters
-swelling

Don’t assume that you will always wear the same size in a shoe. Often manufacturers size shoes differently.

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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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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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