An important way to maintain healthy feet, as the infographic points out, is to wear the right kind of shoes. A good rule of thumb is, if your shoes are uncomfortable, you probably shouldn’t be wearing them. Shoes with strong arch support, good ventilation to keep your feet dry, and that are properly fitted will make walking and other movements as comfortable as possible. If you’re not sure about the quality of a pair of shoes you are thinking about buying, look for the APMA (American Podiatric Medical Association) Seal of Acceptance.
Along with the right shoes, it will pay off to wear socks that wick moisture, and also to use inserts for added support, especially if you are on your feet a great deal. Other ideas brought out in the infographic that we seldom think about include not wearing the same shoes every day, and also not sharing shoes with friends, relatives, teammates, or anyone else.
For more tips about foot care, please continue reading below.
Graphic created by Dansko.