How do I pick the right work shoes?

How to pick the right work shoesChoosing work shoes depends largely on your job and the demands it puts on your feet. If you work in an office and spend most of the day sitting, you have a lot of flexibility for choosing shoes. Just make sure models fit comfortably and support your lower limbs. If you have a job that requires standing or walking most of the day, or has a hazardous environment, your needs will be more specific. Choose shoes that will cushion, support, and protect.

Low heels, wide and deep toe boxes, padded soles, and good arch support are all musts. You need models that will help your lower limbs absorb shock and distribute your body weight evenly, so standing doesn’t take too much of a toll on the feet. If you work in a hazardous environment, you may need steel toe caps and water- or fire-resistant shoe materials to keep your lower limbs safe. If you’re not sure how to fit work shoes, or would like help finding the right kinds, let Dr. Robert Parker of Parker Foot & Ankle know. See how our team can help. Call (281) 497-2850 or use our website to make an appointment with our Houston office.

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Dr. Parker is a podiatrist and surgeon in Houston, TX who has been helping patients for more than 40 years.