Ben Franklin doesn’t often say, “Show me an angry man, I’ll show you a man in bad shoes,” but he should have. They say shoes make a man and they are there in more than one way. Good, quality shoes do more than just make you look good – they make you feel good. A pair of high quality shoes will brighten your feet and when your feet are happy, others will have a better mind to deal with your day. Poorly made and mismatched shoes are the beginning of many miserable days, here’s why.
Poorly made shoes hurt more than feet.
Your feet are the base of your skeleton. When there is a problem with the foundation of a building, cracks in the walls or ceiling, misaligned floors, electrical and plumbing problems can even cause symptoms. The same is true for your body. When your shoes do not support your feet properly, your legs, hips, spine, shoulders and neck try to compensate. Improper preparation of any of them can cause discomfort, pain and other problems.Bunions and blisters caused by rough stitches, heel pain with poor support, and foot pain from squeezing shoes can make you uncomfortable. Between the obvious pain caused by poorly made shoes and the more subtle effects of poorly fit and poor quality shoes, you may experience constant low back pain. Who can think clearly and be happy when their feet and body hurt?
How High Quality Shoes Help
Well-made, quality shoes, like those made by Knot, support your feet in a variety of ways. Knit shoes are designed to keep your feet happy. The heel cup is designed to keep your heel firm, preventing the ankle from sticking when you walk. The weight of the heel from the heel to the ball is evenly stimulated and the weight is evenly distributed. A room finger box allows your toes to move and grasp the floor as you walk.The material you use to make your shoes also makes a big difference. Real leather breathes, diverting moisture from your feet and allowing air to circulate around it. That means fresh feet, less risk of infection and less odor.
What to look for in quality shoes
Now that you know why quality shoes are important, let’s talk about choosing a good pair of shoes that will properly support your feet and body.
First, look at the shoe.
Fashion can be important for your eyesight, but there are other things to look for. Are the stitches sewn straight and evenly? Is the skin smooth? Does the shoe look good?
Feel the shoe
Take the shoe with both hands and try to grind it. It should give a little, but not easily deform.Try to bend the shoe in half to meet the heel and toes. Again, it should give a little, but you should not be able to bend it. The shadow of the shoe should pass the ball over the foot and prevent the shoe from bending.Push the bottom of the shoe upwards. The front of the shoe should bend easily so that the toes and balls can do their job.
Look at the shoe
Go ahead, put your hand inside the shoe and tap. You do not need to feel the protruding stitches or rough areas. The inner surface should be comfortably padded and smooth. The tongue of the shoe should have enough padding to allow the shoes to be tied without cutting the upper part of the foot.
Check the material.
The upper part of the shoe and the lining should be leather. Leather breathable and molded to fit your feet comfortably. You may not be able to see under the hat of the shoe, so to speak, but you may ask about other material. A steel shank provides the most support, and the leather soles will wear better than most man-made materials.
Some last things:
High quality shoes like naot clogs and sandals can be expensive but it is well spent money. Still, like anything else, the shoes show wear and tear. I do not want to find a pair of shoes that fit perfectly and will make you feel so good, only to have them replaced in a few years. A pair of good quality shoes will last up to ten years if you take proper care of them. Find shoes that are easy to wear and rearrange. Knit shoes are the most versatile in this regard – the shoe base can be replaced as needed to keep it fresh, new and comfortable for years to come.