We’ve all been there — the season is changing, temperatures are dropping and it may snow soon. Therefore, you have to buy some new shoes or boots to adjust. You may also need some new shoes for exercise, or for the workplace. This should be a fun task, but it can be difficult to make the right choices.
Likewise, footwear can also be pricy, and that’s why it’s best to look at the task of purchasing footwear from all angles. You should invest in high quality products rather than frequently buying cheaper products, only to have to replace them in a couple of months. This cycle of repeatedly replacing shoes will end up costing you more money in the long run, not to mention the cost of your foot health. Bad shoes can lead to a wide array of painful Foot conditions, so it’s better to have a few more expensive staples on hand that will last you for years and treat your feet with kindness. Rest assured, you can also maintain your foot health while Still being fashionable!
In this article, we’ll go over the staples you should keep on hand, and the beneficial footwear brands we recommend.
The Main Types of Shoes You Should Have For Your Day-To-Day Activities Include:
- Fall Ankle Boots/Booties – for commuting.
- Winter Boots – for commuting.
- Sneakers/Running shoes – for exercise/commuting.
- The perfect work shoes — high quality, comfortable loafers, flats, sneakers, etc.
- Sandals – for the summer!
The Best Shoes For Your Everyday Brands:
When shopping for your everyday footwear, it’s always best to look for shoes designed to endure daily usage and last a long time. Some brands that come highly recommended include:
A fashion forward brand that keeps foot care and comfort in mind, Clarks curate the perfect shoes if you need high quality work shoes or everyday boots. Their products are designed with adequate cushioning, waterproof leathers, laces and threads, and maximum breathability. For men, a pair of the Paulson Up, Braxin High or the Bradley Walk are great for day-to-day commuting in the fall, or even throughout winters with minimal snow. The Whiddon Pace and the Whiddon Plain are elegant and sleek choices for the workplace.
Women can tick many everyday shoe boxes off their list, as well. The Desert Mali is a great option for your regular walk around downtown Toronto, as well as the Un Damson Mid. Likewise, the Un Damson Vibe and the Emslie Warren are stylish and comfortable options for the workplace. No matter what style you’re looking for, there’s a great chance you’ll find the perfect pair of shoes by browsing through their options. All options are designed with longevity and convenience in mind.
It’s common knowledge that a pair of Birkenstocks are a lifesaver in the summer. One pair will allow you to say goodbye to uncomfortable sandals that cause blisters, foot corns, calluses, and other foot conditions. You may think they’re a summer exclusive brand, but they actually offer sleek, comfortable shoes you can wear to work as well! The Birkenstock Linz Super Grip will provide you with the coziness and quality you’re used to with their summer products, designed for the workplace. They’re particularly suited for those who work while standing for long hours.
Ara is a brand you can trust to carry virtually any type of shoe you would need. Let’s focus on the winter for a moment though, shall we? It’s inevitable, living in Toronto comes with some harsh winter weather sometimes. The Ara brand carries environmentally friendly and lightweight boots. Moreover, their specially-engineered membrane ensures boots are designed to keep your feet warm and dry. Women can pair the gorgeous Fifi and Fiorella ankle boots with virtually any fall outfit, and then transition to the practical Aralyn or Addy winter boots for when the snow begins.
For those of us who need a shoe to slip into when you get to work, or for casual walks around downtown Toronto, look no further than Mephisto. Offering casual sneakers, work shoes, sandals, and more, Mephisto promises a “comfortable and effortless walk.” For men, the Vilson, Andreas, and Edlef shoes function simultaneously as work shoes and excellent shoes for walking. The same can be said for the Rebeca Perf, Liria and Thea shoes for women.
Mephisto guarantees quality by using only the finest materials, such as high quality leathers, cork and natural rubber. What’s more, their SOFT AIR midsole design is tailored to prevent the onset of pain in your feet, joints and back.
A high quality pair of running shoes are a must if you lead an active lifestyle. Known for their soft cushioning and performance enhancement, a pair of Asics will last for years. The Gel-Kayano 27, Gel-Nimbus 22 and the Gel-Cumulus 22 are just a few examples of their running shoes. Other notable features of their designs, made for both men and women, include:
- GEL technology
- Soft and breathable design
- Supportive and adaptable fit
- Reduced pressure on weight bearing parts of the foot
- Soft cushioning
- Lightweight outsole reduces the overall level of wear
- Suitable for beginner runners and experienced runners
We’ve Got You Covered!
We carry all the brands mentioned above at our Toronto foot clinic! Stop by to inquire about a new pair of shoes, or even a Shoe fitting. We’re confident in our ability to help solve your footwear concerns. Call us even to ask about a quick question and we’d be happy to point you in the right direction!
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