How to Choose the Perfect Shoes

Perfect Pair Of Running Shoes, Important Factors For Comfort

Are you looking for a perfect pair of shoes? One of the most crucial factors to consider is choosing the right pair of shoes that not only provide comfort but also support your feet while wearing them. When looking for the ideal pair shoes, there are several essential factors to take into consideration.

Factors to Consider When Choosing Shoes:
Support: The foremost consideration when selecting shoes is support. In particular look for three things. 1. That when you try to press against the back of the shoe it is hard to press it down; 2. when you bend the shoe at the toe box, it bends where the toes bend and not in the middle of the shoe; 3. when you try to twist the shoe it is difficult to twist. An example of a poorly supportive shoe is the classic Converse shoe. A good shoe would be a high-end running shoe by New Balance.

Comfort: One consideration when selecting shoes is comfort. Your shoes should feel good from the moment you try them on, with enough room in the toe box and a snug fit around the heel.

Cushioning: Look for shoes with ample cushioning to absorb the impact of each step and reduce the strain on your joints.

Fit: It’s essential to ensure that your shoes fit correctly. Visit a store with knowledgeable staff who can help you find the perfect fit.

Breath-ability: Opt for shoes with breathable materials to keep your feet cool and dry, reducing the risk of blisters and discomfort.

Durability: Invest in quality shoes that are built to last, especially if you’re a regular runner or walker or will be on your feet in these shoes many hours a day.

If you aren’t sure if you have selected the right pair of shoes, feel free to stop by our office and we will do a free evaluation. If your shoes don’t support you enough and you are still getting foot, knee, hip or lower back pain consider a gait analysis by Dr. Robichaud. He will let you know if orthotics are needed. Feel free to contact us at 905-571-0821 or by email at

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