Party All St. Patrick’s Day With Great-Fitting Shoes
It’s the time of year where you dress in green, look for shamrocks, dance, eat, and drink a lot of beer. Since the 17th century, St. Patrick’s Day has been hailed as a celebratory day — one where you’ll possibly be the most active you’ll be all year. This means that your feet are about to be in heavy use, so having great-fitting shoes are very important for your comfort and your foot health. You may want to dress like a leprechaun, but your feet will thank you if you skip the leprechaun-sized shoes. These small shoes can cause a lot more damage than you may realize. The Active Foot Store have compiled few tips you can follow to make sure that your feet stay comfortable throughout all the festivities.
- Get Fitted for the Right Size Shoes
You may think you know what size shoes you wear, but, surprisingly, one-third of men and half of women are wearing the wrong size shoes. This means that you could possibly be slowly damaging your feet without realizing it. Getting your feet measured by a professional can ensure that you wear shoes that are just right for you. In fact, you may want to get your feet measured once or twice each year because your feet change over time. This includes people who wear extra wide shoes. Many shoes don’t come in wide options. You may be in love with a pair of shoes, but the long-term consequences aren’t worth squeezing your foot into a narrow shoe.
- Get a Medical-grade Pedicure
If you don’t take care of your feet, you can develop a number of problems that can make your St. Patrick’s day shoes feel very uncomfortable. Getting a regular pedicure can help, but regular pedicures don’t address many of the medical foot issues that you could face. These issues include:
A medical-grade pedicure will not only leave your feet looking great, but they’ll also feel great, so you can party away comfortably in your shoes all night long.
- Wear Flats
You may have shoes that fit the length and width of your feet, but wearing heels, especially stilettos, can make you feel like your shoes are too small. Heels cause a lot of issues, especially when you wear them a lot, and they can cause permanent damage to your feet. This risk gets higher when you are wearing them to party. You’re putting extra stress on your feet from all that dancing, unless you’re wearing special dancing shoes that are designed to support you.
Be sure to wear good quality, supportive flats since you’ll probably be doing a lot of walking around on St. Patrick’s day. Wearing low-quality or cheap flats can cause some of the same problems that wearing heels can cause.
- Don’t Wait Until the Last Minute to Buy Your Shoes
People who procrastinate on buying shoes and clothing for certain events often find themselves at the mercy of whatever the store has in stock. You don’t want to have to “settle” for something that is the wrong size because you are in a rush or because you just can’t find anything else. You’ll also want to give yourself time to break your new shoes in. Wear them around a little, and give yourself time to figure out how they feel and if there are any issues before you wear them out for the holiday.
- If You’re Diabetic, Opt for Orthotic/Comfort Shoes
If you have diabetes, we can’t stress enough how important it is to take care of your feet. People with diabetes can suffer from loss of sensation in their feet or worse, neuropathy. This means that if your shoes are too small and cutting off your circulation, you may not even realize it because you can’t feel it. You could be injuring yourself or making your neuropathy worse, which can lead to more serious problems. Custom-fitted orthotic shoes are the best bet for you if you’re diabetic and will be on your feet all night. These shoes can provide you with 360 degree comfort, so you can party and not have to worry about injuries from your shoes.
Enjoy Your Holiday
Every year, St. Patrick’s Day is filled with fun for the whole family. It’s a holiday that involves a lot of movement and celebration, so you want your shoes to be as comfortable as possible. At the Active Foot Store, we make sure that your shoes give you the support you need for a great night out.