The right footwear can help keep your feet healthy, make physical activity easier and help keep your safe from injury.Choose Your Footwear

The right shoe should:

  • Cushion your foot – The midsole is the main part of the shoe that provides cushioning
  • Support your foot – Aid the alignment of your foot when it touches the ground
  • Feel comfortable – Immediate comfortable from the first wear
  • Fit well – Wide enough and long enough to fit your feet. The shoe should feel snug but not tight

Tips when buying new shoes:

  • Shop for shoes after exercise or at the end of the day when your feet are at their largest
  • Wear the same type of socks that you intend to wear with your shoes
  • Always measure your feet at the store
  • Make sure that you can wriggle all your toes when you wear them
  • Walk/ run to make sure they feel comfortable
  • Ensure that the shoe grips your heel
  • Examine the soles, they need to be strong