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Wearing Comfortable Shoes is a Healthy Choice

You love the way they feel but did you know that comfortable shoes are actually good for you? It is true! Research has shown that wearing comfortable shoes has short-term and long-term health benefits.

The human foot is a complicated machine made up of over 26 bones, 33 joints, and over 100 tendons, muscles, ligaments, and moving parts. A lot can go wrong, and much of it has to do with wearing the wrong shoes. Blisters, bunions, corns, hammer toe, crossover toe, ingrown toenails, plantar fasciitis, flat feet, the list of possible consequences is long and ugly. Not only that, but any problem with our feet will likely affect our whole body.

When we are standing, walking, running, or jumping our feet serve as our body’s foundation, constantly absorbing most of the pressure of our body weight. It is estimated that we place up to 136,000kgs of stress on our feet for every 1.5kms we walk. Comfortable shoes with proper arch support help the body with overall alignment and distributes body weight evenly. This not only prevents, but can also can relieve, pain and pressure on different parts of your body. Painful plantar fasciitis is often the result and doctors have even attributed some knee, hip, neck, and back pain to the collapse of the foot arch.

Regardless of style, finding comfortable shoes is always the right choice. But what should you look for? First and foremost, fit. Proper fit is essential to shoe comfort. No matter how well it is made, if it’s not the right size it’s going to be uncomfortable. Remember, your shoes should conform to the shape of your feet, and not the other way around. Don’t buy a shoe that is too small hoping it will stretch to fit. Chances are, it won’t and the shoe will end up at the back of your closet without being used more than a handful of times. Refer to our shoe sizing guide for additional help in sizing your feet at home.

Most comfortable shoes have a few points in common. Look for the interior padding, especially padded insoles. Memory Foam shoe insoles, removable insoles, insoles with gel pods, and Ortholite shoes are a good bet for long term comfort. Breathable linings and firm soles, like durable rubber sole shoes also contribute to make comfortable shoes.

Our Comfortech collection combines a wide variety of styles that include our best in comfort technology. Whether dress or casual, these comfortable shoes include features like cushioned footbeds, breathable linings, rebounding insoles, and outsoles designed to make your stride easier. When it comes to finding the best in men’s comfort shoes remember your foot is unique, finding comfortable shoes for your lifestyle is the key. If you are looking for comfortable shoes, we have got you covered. For your next pair of comfortable shoes, look to Florsheim.

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