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Custom Width Shoes: Are Your Shoes the Right Size?

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Custom Width Shoes: Are Your Shoes the Right Size?

It happens more often than you might think: you buy a new pair of shoes online, only to have your excitement turn into disappointment when the fit is uncomfortable. You can’t quite put your finger on it, but something feels off about the fit: they feel too small, but you ordered the same size as always, so what’s going on? Many customers often overlook the width of a shoe in determining which size they should buy. Feeling that the fit is a bit snug, they order a size up, but this isn’t always the answer. That’s where custom width shoes...

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Shoes for Peripheral Neuropathy

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Shoes for Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral neuropathy is a condition that develops as a result of damage to the peripheral nervous system, which can occur through a variety of causes. The condition leads to a tingling, numbness, or pain in certain parts of the body, most commonly the hands and feet. Whatever the cause, peripheral neuropathy can be a debilitating illness that reduces quality of life and can interfere with one’s work or other daily activities. Thankfully it is possible to find footwear that reduces discomfort, but you will have to specifically search for shoes for peripheral neuropathy.   A pair of shoes for peripheral...

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Custom Width Shoes: Comfort for All

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Custom Width Shoes: Comfort for All

Wearing standard width shoes for those with wider feet can feel like trying to fit a square peg into a round hole. Many people with wider feet don’t even realize it, and instead simply buy shoes that are several sizes too long and too narrow, thinking the length will compensate for the width. However, this is not a great solution—wearing the incorrect shoe size can affect your walking posture and comfort, and ultimately only leads to more problems like (plantar fasciitis, bunions, neuropathy, and fallen arches; these are just to name a few). The solution: visiting a shoe store Lafayette...

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Custom Shoe Fitting vs. Big Box Stores

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Custom Shoe Fitting vs. Big Box Stores

Not all shoes are created equal. No one knows this better than those who need specialty shoes: whether they’re custom width shoes, shoes for plantar fasciitis, or diabetic shoes, sometimes you need footwear that you just can’t find at a large corporate retail store. Finding custom fit shoes is one of those situations where you’re more likely to find your perfect shoes by visiting an independent retailer rather than a big box corporate store. First, big box retailers often don’t stock specialty shoes, like custom fitted shoes, or they don’t even offer custom fitting services. These stores are solely focused...

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Shoe Choices for Diabetics

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Shoe Choices for Diabetics

Diabetes has been a growing health concern in the United States for decades, now affecting nearly 10 percent of the population. But blood sugar levels, insulin, and weight management are the only concerns when treating diabetes; it’s also important to take care of one’s extremities, and the feet are no exception. Special diabetic shoes can address the concerns of patients with diabetes by providing the right kinds of support, keeping the ankle, arch, and heel well-supported, in addition to being made of breathable fabric that keeps the foot cool and comfortable. Of course, shoes aren’t just a tool for providing...

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