MIDTOWN, Manhattan — You may not realize the type of shoes you’re putting on your feet may be creating aches and pains in other parts of your body, like the back.
New York podiatrist Miguel Cunha says people don’t realize that by wearing the wrong shoes they’re creating more problems.
“Knee pain, lower back pain, shin splints all stem from lack of proper support,” Cunha says. He says to limit heels to 1.5 inches.
If you want higher heels, don’t wear them more than three hours, Cunha says. You need a wide-toe box, a padded arch and a sturdy heel.
Men and women should look at their shoe in three parts: The toe needs padding and enough room for your toes to wiggle. If there is no wiggle room, then don’t buy them. The arch needs to be supportive, and the heel cannot make your foot wobble.