By tradition, I am greeting you the same way again and as another tradition, starting the following blog post with a small off-topic introduction.
So many things have happened throughout this past few days that I can’t really decide where to start with. I had some wonderful weekend with my family and the main part of it was enjoying the last severe and snowy days of winter.
I can’t say that I love winter that much (I think I am more of a summer lover) but who knew that Bogdan is just the opposite opinion? Therefore, I always have to get over myself and take my kids for long walks even when it’s 14 degrees outside! Of course, all loving mothers would do the same, wouldn’t you?
And moving on to our main topic of our conversation, I couldn’t help sharing my opinion about orthopedic shoes. Do you remember I have already written about the best running orthotics? The thing is, being an active mother and a housewife, not to say, some of you have a full-time job, in addition, changes us a lot.
Such a busy lifestyle eventually makes us switch to more practical outfits and more importantly shoes, which, in this case, is a core of a wellbeing.
If your daily schedule is filled down to the minute with thousands of responsibilities and in most cases, you are in a complete hurry all of the time, you are certainly not going to wear high-heels or any other uncomfortable fancy shoes. Most likely, this would be tennis shoes, boots…or may be orthopedic shoes.
Why Buying Women’s Orthopedic Shoes?
And here is what I have to say to all ladies, no matter if you have kids or not. If your feet ache each time you had a tough day on the run, you have to take care of this issue as soon as possible in order to avoid future heel pain, bunions, hammertoes, calluses and even back problems.
And the right pair of shoes can prevent these problems. As sad as it sounds, we do age. Therefore, our feet changes over time, namely they get weaker and require more toe room and a better heel fit for you to feel more comfortable and steady.
Therefore, purchasing best orthopedic shoes makes a lot of sense. Those would not only serve you at times when comfort would be your priority but also help to preserve your good foot health.
Stylish Orthopedic Shoes: Myth or The Reality?
Now, from my own experience, I can say that many of my girlfriends confess they don’t feel like buying orthopedic shoes because they’re kind of unstylish.
Indeed, there is a common misconception that orthopedic footwear has nothing to do with fashion and femininity. Of course, all of my friends-mamas are young pretty women in their 30-ies following the latest fashion trends and trying to look nice for any possible occasion.
But come on: I have 3 pairs of orthopedic shoes in my “shoe closet” and all of them have a stylish look. Bulky footwear all of which were in monotonous colors is just a thing of the past.
Right now, modern manufacturers of such footwear offer a nice range of fashionable orthopedic shoes knowing those ones would be in great demand. No need to sacrifice your style for comfort anymore! Instagram mamas should understand my point =)
Where to Shop For Cute Orthopedic Shoes for Women?
So, shopping for stylish orthopedic shoes for women is one of the greatest issues. When I was looking for my best pairs, I have looked through thousands of specialty shoe stores online and in my local malls.
At that time I was kind of afraid to purchase ones online since I like trying on everything that I am about to buy. Good, I was able to find a good store, although I came across some of the good online retailers.
Of course, there is one more option you can opt for – turning to specialized foot care center where shoes are made individually after measuring your foot parameters.
In this case, you must be sure you turn to qualified specialists that pay off the price of their services and shoes themselves. You know, if you are going to pay several hundreds of dollars, you put high expectations into the actual result.
If you find some good foot care centers around your locality, don’t skimp on spending more for a pair of shoes, even if this is quite an expensive purchase for your budget.
As soon as you order at least one pair of high-quality orthopedic footwear, you would understand that it was one of the best investments ever! At least, I felt this way.
What to Pay Attention to When Buying Orthopedic Shoes?
- When shopping for orthopedic shoes women, it’s essential to choose natural materials. Certainly, real leather or suede is a better option, as well as cotton models for summer. Opting for natural materials can prevent your feet from sweating and provide with additional elastic characteristics.
- As I have mentioned above, spending a little more on good shoes can bring more benefits later. At the meantime, it’s not the case when expensive options are 100% better than their cheaper alternatives. Pay attention to other factors as well.
- It’s a common fact that sizes do not always match. Meanwhile, a slight difference between the sizes of your regular shoes and your leg may not be that critical, this won’t work out that easy with orthopedic shoes. In order to feel in the most comfortable way and get the necessary effect from wearing orthopedic footwear, have your feet measured before you shop. Of course, that doesn’t imply cases when you turn to specialists that create your shoes from scratch and take measures on their own.
One more important thing to know is that some types of insurances can actually cover your expenses on orthopedic shoes, either full or partially. Don’t hesitate to check that out from your insurance company.
Hope, you got some useful information out of this post and ready to hit the stores anytime soon! By the way, don’t forget that some stores might still have some good sales on winter orthopedic footwear. I wish you all a good day and a blissful motherhood!