Ill-fitting shoes that are the leading cause of foot pain and foot problems and eight out of 10 people’s shoes fit incorrectly.
At Feet First Clinic we put your feet first: feet are the foundation of your body and choosing footwear that fits properly is critical for preventing injury. We offer every customer a comprehensive footwear assessment free of charge to ensure that you invest in the healthiest footwear for your unique feet. Our footwear specialists and chiropodists will help match your foot shape, structure, and alignment to specific shoes and footwear features that answer to your corrective, supportive, or accommodative needs.
Anatomy of a Good Shoe
Collar: Shoes should not ride up when you walk. Your heel should sit in your shoes with minimal slipping
Laces: When tying your shoes, the width of the laceholes shoulf be the same from the toes to the top of the tongue.
Toe Box: There should be ½ inch of your space between the end of your longest toe and the end of the toe box
Last: The Last is the shape of the shoe and should fit the natural shape of your foot: curved, semi-curved or normal
Midsole: The midsole is responsible for shock absorption
Outsole: The outsole should improve traction and cushion your feet when walking on hard surfaces.
Tred: One of the important factors on friction coefficient during walking. The more stable the foot will be during the activity
Heel Elevation: a higher elevation causes a contraction of the calf muscles and leads to increased pronation
Insole: Select insoles that redistribute heel. Ball and toe pressure
Body: The upper part of the shoes should be made of a soft and flexible material that molds to the shape of your foot
Heel Counter: Squeeze the walls of the counter to test for firmness: They should be difficult to and not collapse into each other.
Book an appointment for shoe fitting
You do not need a referral to become a patient at our foot clinic. Schedule an appointment by using the Appointment Request form below or contact the clinic at 416-769-FEET(3338).