How to Find Comfortable Shoes
Relief at last! Foolproof tips on picking comfortable pumps, flats, and sandals.
Tips for Finding a Blister-Proof Sandal
- Avoid wobbly shoes. Examine a shoe's quality by looking at how it sits on a table. A well-built shoe will be balanced and look stable when standing on its own.
- Find stack heels that have a broad heel tap (base), which allows for better shock absorption. You will also be steadier on your feet.
- "Stay away from backless shoes, such as thongs and slides, because they cause pain in the balls of the feet," says Suzanne Levine. Instead, look for a sandal with straps that hit just below the ankle (not encircling it). These will help stabilize the foot and hold it securely.
- Wear only sandals that have leather or suede-lined straps to prevent chafing.
- Make sure the toe-box area is wide enough for the broadest part of your foot.
- Look for platform shoes that give the illusion of a higher heel without the feel of it.
- Examine the insides of straps for seams and other construction details that might dig into feet.
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