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Reasons You Should Not Wear the Same Shoes Every Day

You should rotate your shoes instead of wearing them two days in a row.

By Margaret MinnicksPublished 4 years ago 3 min read

At one time, some people could not afford to have more than one pair of shoes. Poor people used to have one pair of shoes to wear to school and work during the week and a second part to wear only to church on Sundays. Today, most people have more than one pair of shoes. That's good because no one should wear the same pair of shoes every day for several reasons. Even though some people have a closet full of shoes, they tend to have favorites that they wear more often than others.

Rotate the Shoes You Wear

Podiatrists recommend that people should rotate their shoes instead of wearing the same pair every day. That method not only protects the feet, but it also protects the shoes, and they will last a lot longer. Rotating shoes is not a problem today as it used to be in the past. That's because people have many pairs of shoes to choose from.

It is easy to rotate shoes because the average man owns at least 12 pairs of shoes. The average woman owns at least 27 pairs of shoes. Also, there is a wide variety of different types of shoes for both men and women. A lot of shoes are used for specific activities, such as those for running, walking, and playing sports. Some shoes are for casual wear as well as those to be worn for business and on formal occasions. There are shoes that must be tied such sneakers and most men's shoes. There are also loafers, sandals, and flip flops. There is no shortage of shoes to choose from.

Allow the Cushion to Get Back in Shape

According to James Christina, CEO of the American Podiatric Medical Association, the cushion built inside shoes won't have time to get back in shape if you wear the same shoes two days in a row. If you skip a day, the cushion will have time to get back to its original state to be comfortable for your feet.

There is a solution for people who like a certain pair of shoes and want to wear them every day. They can purchase two pairs of the same shoes and alternate wearing them. This is also an ideal solution for people whose shoes are part of their work uniform.

Give Your Shoes Time to Dry

Podiatrists give another reason people should not wear the same shoes every day. They say people's feet sweat inside their shoes when they keep them on for hours at a time. Shoes need time to get dry before they are worn again. Some shoes take longer to dry than others. They often take more time than just overnight to dry out completely. In the meantime, if your feet sweat a lot, wear socks to absorb the moisture. Wearing socks is not an option for all shoes.

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Alternate the Height of High Heels

There is nothing some women like more than shopping for shoes. They have high heel shoes in various heights. That's a good thing because women should alternate wearing different heights of their heels to prevent sore calf muscles. Just like rotating shoes, women should also rotate the height of the high heels they wear.

Final Advice

Whether you are a man or woman, foot doctors recommend everyone should wear comfortable shoes that fit properly without pinching or rubbing the feet. Diabetics should be extremely careful with foot care and the shoes they wear.

If you have never thought about rotating your shoes, perhaps it is time for a change now that you know the reasons you shouldn't wear the same pair of shoes two days in a row.


About the Creator

Margaret Minnicks

Margaret Minnicks shares articles with readers all over the world. Topics include celebrities, royal family, movies, television, foods, drinks, health issues, and other interesting things. Thanks in advance for TIPS that are sent my way.

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