Many people overlook the importance of having good shoes that fit their fit properly. However, this is very important in maintaining the proper walking technique, preventing injury and ensuring adequate shock absorption. Essentially, you should look at shoes as a tool. If you don’t have the correct tools to do a job, you could wind up injuring yourself and becoming susceptible to further injuries in the future. Therefore, it is crucial that you take the time to get a high-quality, properly-fitted shoe for yourself now rather than later.

How Shoes Affect Your Body

You should look at your feet as the foundation of your body, just like a concrete floor is the foundation of a building. If the foundation is not sound, then all structures above the foundation will be off-balance and out of alignment. The same is true with your feet and body. If the feet do not have proper support in the form of shoes, then the body is going to experience pain from the arches and heels not having the full support they need to the spine being out of alignment. Ultimately, the body has to find a way to overcompensate for the fact that the feet can’t properly function. The body will be in pain everything – the heels and ankles, the knees, the hips and back. Over time, the joints will become weak and lead to further injury.

For help with finding a high-quality shoe that can help reduce foot, leg, back and overall body pain, contact us at River Valley Comfort Shoes.