IS THE SHOE THE RIGHT FIT?
IS YOUR SHOE A GOOD FIT
A Podiatrist can check if your shoe is the correct fit and type that you need. I have given footwear advice and assessed well over 30 000 patients in my career. That is a lot of pairs of shoes that have been assessed.
In the footwear world today there is so much choice. I feel it is a challenge for patients to get a shoe that is the correct fit. Given the average Australian spends 7 hours on their feet at day, its important to get a shoe that fits your foot correctly. This ensures comfort, and protects your feet from further deformity. Podiatrists focus exclusively on footwear and are known experts in the industry.
Heel & Ankle
The heel needs to sit comfortably into the back of the heel counter, with the correct depth, height and shape around the ankle bones to avoid irritations.
Ensure that the foot sits into the widest part of the shoe, with no forefoot over hang or excess space.
Volume & Lacing
Making sure the volume of the shoe matches the fitting requirements, and relevant lacing techniques to improve the comfort and fit of the shoe can be used.
Check that the fit within the toe box matches the forefoot shape.
The shoe length is determined by the forefoot shape and longest toe. The length is checked when the patient is standing up and their toes are down.
Forefoot flexibility in the midsole allowing the foot to flex in a natural position.