Patient Education

Men’s Shoes

Unlike women’s shoes, the majority of men’s shoe styles conform with the guidelines for a properly fitting shoe. That is, they accommodate the natural shape of the foot, offer plenty of room in the toe as well as across the forefoot, and have an appropriate heel height of no more than a half-inch. Although the material comprising the soles varies, a softer, creped rubber material is more favorable than a hard bottom such as leather. A cushioned, bendable, and supportive shoe is best for comfort as well as protection. Since footwear should have time to air out to prevent foot fungus and odor problems, it is best to have several pairs to alternate shoes on consecutive days.