Smart Shoes for Fit Feet
We keep our abs, buns, guns, and gams in tip-top condition, but we rarely show any love to what holds all of them up—our feet. Packed with one-quarter of the bones in the human body and more than 100 muscles, tendons, and ligaments, our tootsies could benefit from some TLC. Sure, stuffing your feet into stilettos is torture for your toes, but even comfy footwear can put you at risk for stress fractures, tendinitis, and osteoarthritis. “Your day-to-day shoes should have arch support, shock absorption, and cushioning. Most shoes miss the mark,” says Jacqueline Sutera, DPM, a podiatric surgeon who practices in New York City and New Jersey. Read on to find out if your fave flats could pose problems, and how you can keep your feet happy and healthy.