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Proper shoe fittingSeventh-grader Lauren Kiachian of St. Nicholas School attended one of her brother’s soccer games last fall. She then noticed that the opposing team kept sliding around the field because some of the players were not wearing proper cleats.

Knowing that her brother often grows his sports shoes, she decided to put his fairly new conditioned shoes into good use. Lauren held a youth sports-shoe drive. There she was able to donate shoes to charities and non-profit groups for children who might not be able to afford proper sports footwear.

It was then Lauren who decided to team up with Jeff Maier sports director in YMCA in Mountain View, to find L.A.C.E.S.(Let All Children Enjoy Sports). They held a drive. and now Lauren and L.A.C.E.S have a partnership where used donated sports shoes will be distributed to those children in need.

Properly fitted shoes are important to prevent injuries or other conditions to your feet.  For more information, be sure to pay a visit to podiatrist Dr. Michael Stein of Foot Doctor of the East Bay. Dr. Stein can examine your feet and provide advice for proper shoe fitting.   

Proper Shoe Fitting

A common concern when it comes to foot health, having properly fitted shoes can help prevent injuries to the foot. Out feet affect our posture and gait, which in turn affects the biomechanics and overall bodily structure. With 33 joints, 26 bones, and over 100 ligaments, the potential for serious injury is much greater than one realizes. Although the feet cease growth in adulthood, they still change shape as they mature. Here are come factors to consider when it comes to investing in properly fitting shoes:

  • Be sure the shoes fit correctly right away
  • Ensure the ball of your foot fits comfortably in the widest portion of the shoes
  • Even though they may look fashionable, improperly fitting shoes can either create adverse conditions or exacerbate existing ones you may already have
  • Walk along a carpeted surface to ensure the shoes comfortably fit during normal activity

Keeping in mind how shoes fit the biomechanics of your body, keeping properly fit shoes is vitally important. Fortunately, it is not difficult to acquire footwear that fits correctly. Be sure to wear shoes that support the overall structure of your body. Do your feet a favor and invest in several pairs of well-fitted shoes today.

If you have any questions, feel free to call one of our offices in San Leandro, CA, Pleasonton, CA, or Los Gatos, CA. We offer the best in diagnostic and treatment technology for any complication you might have.

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