How to Choose An Awesome Shoe for Heel Pain.  When I’m choosing a shoe or recommending a shoe for heel pain, the things that I look for are real structure in a shoe.

What I’m looking for are features like, in the heel, I want what’s called a firm heel counter. That’s this area that surrounds the back of the heel. It shouldn’t be able to press in.

The other thing is I believe that when you have heel pain, a shoe should near that bend in the middle. It just doesn’t bend, but you’ll see again that the shoe straightaway bends at the toe when I grab it at either end.

That’s where your foot bends. It only bends at the toe and so should your shoes.

Finally, it doesn’t wring or twist out. That’s a really important feature, and the other thing is that it has some form of fastening, and laces are by far the best.

Choosing a great shoe when you have heel pain and wearing it all the time is one of my best and most favourite tips, and as far as I’m concerned, a key to beating problematic heel pain.

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Dr Brenden Brown, Podiatrist & Shendi Brown

Dr Brenden Brown, Podiatrist & Shendi Brown

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