More Foot Facts

Women have about four times as many foot problems as men; lifelong patterns of wearing high heels often are the culprit.

Shopping for shoes is best done in the afternoon, says the American Podiatric Medical Association.  Your feet tend to swell a little during the day, and it’s best to buy shoes to fit them then.  Have your feet measured every time you purchase shoes, and do it while you’re standing.  When you try on shoes, try them on both feet; many people have one foot larger than the other, and it’s best to fit the larger one.