Most of the time when our feet hurt we don’t give it much thought. Too much walking, an old pair of shoes or a fancy pair of high heels are the usual suspects. However there other issues that could be ‘afoot.’
Hard, flat surfaces can be your arch’s enemy. Our feet were designed to walk on uneven natural surfaces. However, man-made surfaces such as tile floors, paved roads and concrete sidewalks can put a lot of undue stress on your feet. Without the proper support, it can lead to a condition called plantar fasciitis, which is a painful inflammatory process of the plantar fascia, the connective tissue or ligament on the sole of the foot. This injury is often caused by overuse of the plantar fascia and may increase from activity, weight or age.
At Elias shoes, we don’t just sell shoes, we take you through a comprehensive process to get you into shoes that not only feel and look good, but are beneficial to your feet.
We start with a Brannock device (see photo). Your size, width along with your foot’s arch, make your foot unique. We strive to find shoes that will fit your foot the best to get you as close to your natural gait as possible. This will allow you to walk more naturally and help you reduce or eliminate any back, joint or foot pain you may be having.
Since your foot’s size can change often, we recommended that you get your foot sized every 6 months to be sure that when you go shopping for shoes, you get the ones that fit your current foot size to maximize comfort.
Helping people get in to the right shoes is what we strive for. We are honored that many local podiatrists refer their patients to us to help keep them as pain free as possible.
Our goal is to keep you on your journey one healthy step at a time.