What you wear on your feet is important— and not just as a fashion statement! Buying the wrong shoes is not only a waste of time and money, but it can actually harm your feet, put you at risk for slips and falls, and even affect your spine and muscles. How can you avoid painful, costly mistakes and choose shoes that are actually good for your feet? Check any shoes you are considering purchasing for the following:
Arch support. Lack of arch support causes fatigue in the foot and can cause strain on ankles and knees. If you have high arches, arch support is especially important to keep your feet strong and healthy.
Heel support. All Okabashi shoes have cupped heel support to keep heels from sliding to the side, promoting proper spinal alignment. Heels that slide to the side can cause ankle, knee, and alignment problems.
Non-slip soles. We’ve all seen someone slip and fall in high-fashion shoes—or even break an ankle. Make sure any shoes you’ll be wearing have safe, non-slip soles for slippery floors or uneven terrain.
Toe rests. In open shoes, look for a toe rest, which will keep feet from sliding forward too far when you walk, resulting in unsteady steps. All Okabashi shoes have toe rests for safety and to promote proper alignment.