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The Importance of Supportive Shoes

Many people often forget to check to see if they are buying a supportive shoe. Most often, people judge a shoe based on the look of it, rather than the quality (and sometimes you can have high quality and spend a lot of money but the shoes aren’t supportive). Common complaints of people when they come to our clinic are heel pain, sore arches, or achy feet. Several times, these symptoms can be improved with a supportive shoe.

A common misconception is that tennis shoes (athletic shoes) are the only supportive shoe out there. Although there are tennis shoes out there that are supportive, supportive shoes are not limited to just athletic shoes. Supportive shoes come in many different styles some of which include work boots and dress shoes.

For a shoe to qualify as supportive, it needs to have a stiff sole so it does not bend easily, along with good heel and arch support. At our Happy Soles shoe store, we carry many different brands including Brooks, Rocky Boots, Naots, and Vionic. Although these shoes may all differ in their look and style, they all have one thing in common, support. All of the shoes at Happy Soles Shoe Store have been looked at and approved by Dr. Brian Gale.

We carry these brands to improve the quality of life for people when it comes to their feet. We challenge you to look at your shoe to see if it offers the right support. To test your shoe, see if it bends easily in the midsole, if so, we recommend you find a stiffer shoe to help better protect your feet.

We are always willing to take a look at your shoes, and we will let you know if your shoe is supportive. If your shoes are not supportive, we can help find a shoe that is. If you are having foot pain please call us at 701-255-3338 and we can schedule you an appointment with Dr. Brian Dale, DPM, FACFAS.

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